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Mexico Elections: Candidates’ Security Proposals Lack Long-Term Focus

Mexico’s next president will have the opportunity to revamp the country's security policy framework. But just weeks before the election, the leading candidates are still struggling to put forth... Read more

Honduras Anti-Corruption Probe Implicates President, Opposition

Authorities in Honduras have accused dozens of officials and collaborators of diverting millions of...

Decision to Dissolve Guatemala President's Party Rocks Government

The resolution issued by Guatemala’s electoral court to begin the suspension of the governing...

Honduras Trial Alleges Frightening First: MS13 Campaign Funding

Evidence presented in a Honduras court that a former mayor's campaign was partly financed by the...

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José Luis Merino is one of the most powerful figures in El Salvador’s governing political party and played a key role in the founding of ALBA Petróleos, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned... Read more
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Drug traffickers have a problem exporting drugs from Venezuela. There are few commercial flights, little container shipping, no tourists and a collapsed fishing sector. But the Dominican... Read more
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On the morning of Sunday, June 28, 2009, Honduran soldiers burst into the presidential palace in the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa, rustled President Manuel Zelaya from his bed, and took away... Read more
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Colombia and Venezuela have shared criminal dynamics for decades. Colombia has pushed cocaine through Venezuela on its journey to US and European markets, while Venezuela’s... Read more
In May 2011, a 26-year-old prison gang leader held 4,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces, backed by tanks and helicopters, at bay for weeks. Humiliated nationally and internationally, it... Read more

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