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Monday, 22 September 2014 13:10

Two journalists in the Pacific Coast state of Michoacan received money from the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel for presumably giving advice about what communications strategy the group should employ, demonstrating the sometimes nefarious connection between journalists and the criminal subjects they cover. 

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Monday, 22 September 2014 12:37

Colombia's security forces captured 34 members of what the police called "one of the biggest drug trafficking organizations" in the country and linked it to rebels of the FARC, as well as the vaunted neo-paramilitary organization the Urabeños.  

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Monday, 22 September 2014 10:46

Paraguay's security forces have killed as many as five members of a dissident faction of the EPP guerrilla group in three days, possibly including one of its leaders, dealing a huge blow to the fledgling rebel organization.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 15:12

A string of shootings in Belize City has fed concerns about a spike in gang violence, less than five months after the government's most recent attempt to negotiate a gang truce.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 10:41

Judicial authorities in Mexico have reported that imprisoned Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will serve as a witness in the case against a fellow ex-cartel operator, a development likely to spook other Sinaloa leaders.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 10:51

Authorities in Bolivia have identified a network of Peruvian coyotes dedicated to smuggling Dominicans into Chile, highlighting how economic changes have spurred the development of new migration patterns and accompanying criminal networks.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 09:13

Authorities in Paraguay have seized more than 30 tons of marijuana in two separate operations near the border with Brazil, a haul worth millions that was likely destined for Brazilian criminal groups.

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Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

Evidence has emerged that a faction of the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) has broken away and formed a separate group, one perhaps more closely linked with the country's marijuana trade and modeled after Colombia's guerrillas.

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