All About Guyana

CARIBBEAN / 12 JUL 2017

A massive prison riot that occurred in Guyana's capital this past weekend could have serious ramifications on the country's overall security situation, while also underscoring well-known flaws with the region's…

CARIBBEAN / 18 AUG 2014

In a sign that transport groups may be getting even more serious about trafficking illicit goods across the Atlantic Ocean, authorities in Guyana have discovered a submarine designed to transport…

GUYANA / 15 JUL 2014

Guyana is at risk of being placed on an international money laundering black list after the government failed to pass relevant legislation, even as organized crime in this remote South…

CARIBBEAN / 10 APR 2014

A former military commander in Guyana has sounded the alarm that the country is in danger of becoming a "narco-state," with the emergence of ties to European organized crime and…

CARIBBEAN / 18 FEB 2014

Authorities in Guyana have called on international law enforcement bodies to assist them with investigations in the wake of a transnational drug bust, in a move demonstrating the country's limited…

EUROPE CRIME / 12 FEB 2014

A billion dollar drug smuggling operation linked to the Italian mafia and dismantled by authorities in the United States and Italy had established a route between Guyana and the United…

GUYANA / 16 MAY 2012

Although the United States government has promised $500,000 to Guyana in security aid, it may not be enough to overcome political resistance towards fighting drug trafficking in the country.

GUYANA / 9 MAR 2012

Often overlooked in regional security assessments, South America’s only English-speaking country is rapidly becoming a hotspot for organized crime.

GUYANA / 26 SEP 2011

In what appears to be a severe case of selective hearing, the Guyanese government has released a triumphant press statement celebrating its absence from the U.S.’s newly-updated drug watch list.

BRAZIL / 28 JUL 2011

Federal Police found 18,000 ecstasy tablets in north Brazil, in the country's largest synthetic drug seizeure so far this year, according to O Globo newspaper.

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