News Analysis

Putting Salacious DEA Sex Party Report in Perspective

Putting Salacious DEA Sex Party Report in Perspective

The new report by the US Department of Justice on the sexual misconduct of four law enforcement agencies is full of smutty details that may yet seriously impact their credibility in Latin America. Read More

News Briefs

Case Against Ex-Uribe Security Chief Goes to Trial in Colombia

Case Against Ex-Uribe Security Chief Goes to Trial in Colombia

A prosecutor in Colombia will press forward with charges alleging ex-President Alvaro Uribe's security chief helped a convicted drug trafficker launder money, highlighting longstanding accusations that have been leveled against Uribe's family and members of his former administration. Read More

Tracking Hidden Graves Across Mexico

Tracking Hidden Graves Across Mexico

A government report gives a sense of the number of clandestine graves across Mexico, drawing further attention to the government's flawed procedures for tracking disappearances.   Read More

UN Chastises Guatemala on Militarization of Security

UN Chastises Guatemala on Militarization of Security

The United Nations has criticized Guatemala's increasingly militarized approach to combating insecurity, a rebuke that could easily be applied to other countries in Central America's Northern Triangle region. Read More

Honduras, Nicaragua Using Green Energy to Fight Drug Smuggling

Honduras, Nicaragua Using Green Energy to Fight Drug Smuggling

The US recently helped install solar panels in naval stations in Honduras and Nicaragua, an example of the kind of creative approach needed when dealing with infrastructure shortcomings in Latin America's fight against organized crime. Read More