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Monthly Archives: January 2011

El Diario de Juarez reports that Mexicans are applying in greater numbers for legal gun permits.... ReadLeer
/ La Familia

Mexico Applications for Gun Permits Up 40%

In what is sure to fuel more debate on whether coca should be taken from the list of United... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivian Official: Up to 20 Percent of ‘Legal’ Coca Goes to Cocaine

A video shows Colombian guerrillas testing a homemade bazooka, using 80mm mortar rounds, providing... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Video Shows FARC’s Homemade, Deadly Mortars

In the most curious story of the weekend, authorities in Mexico, acting on a tip, seized a catapult... ReadLeer
/ US/Mexico Border

‘Potapult’ Video from Mexico

Guatemalan authorities detained two men (one of whom is shown in the photo) who they said were... ReadLeer
/ La Familia

Guatemala Arrests Pseudoephedrine Smugglers

There are trends that InSight Crime is tracking regionwide, one of which is the increasing... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

The Battle for Mexico City’s Corners Heats Up

38 Mexican police officers in the small town of General Teran, in Nuevo Leon, abandoned their posts... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Police Force Quits After Bodies Found Decapitated

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will create a special task force charged with confronting the... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Colom: Central American Nations to Join Forces Against Zetas

A high-ranking police commander in Colombia was arrested Thursday with over 100 kilos of cocaine... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Cop Arrested For Smuggling 103 Kilos of Cocaine

Venezuela and Colombia are seeking to increase security cooperation, which could have profound... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia and Venezuela: A Shift in Security Cooperation?

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrested 20 suspects on Tuesday in... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

U.S. Breaks up Arms Smuggling Ring in Arizona

The head of the Colombian National Police, General Oscar Naranjo, declared this week that the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Police: BACRIMs Main Threat to Colombian Security