All About Guyana

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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