News Analysis

The Fall of Guatemala's 3 Top Drug Lords

The Fall of Guatemala's 3 Top Drug Lords

The stories of the captures of Walter Montejo, Elio Lorenzana, and Walther Overdick -- three of Guatemala's criminal capos wanted by the US -- shed light on the degree of mistrust, corruption and absurdity that marks the fight against drug trafficking in Central America. Read More

News Briefs

Ecuador Police-Narco Links Point to Trouble Ahead

Ecuador Police-Narco Links Point to Trouble Ahead

The latest arrests of high-ranking police officials point to a troubling pattern of official corruption that could be fueling Ecuador's status as a drug transit nation.  Read More

El Salvador Probes 'Irregularities' in Failed Gang Truce

El Salvador Probes 'Irregularities' in Failed Gang Truce

Investigators are close to finishing their probe into whether the negotiators of the country's failed gang truce broke any laws, according to El Salvador's attorney general. However, taking down the people behind the truce will not solve the new government's security dilemma. Read More

Honduras Extradites Second 'Drug Trafficker' to US

Honduras Extradites Second 'Drug Trafficker' to US

Honduras has completed its second extradition of an alleged drug trafficker to the United States, but as the country's relatively new extradition process picks up pace there are signs that criminals are already working out how to best use it to their advantage. Read More

Mexico's Knights Templar Leader Vows to Never Surrender

Mexico's Knights Templar Leader Vows to Never Surrender

The head of Mexican criminal group the Knights Templar, "La Tuta," has vowed to "fight to the end" in a defiant rant released at a time when staying quiet and rebuilding his forces may actually be the better option for the beseiged gang. Read More