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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Anthony Scheidel analyzes the reorganization of Panama's security forces and other... ReadLeer
/ Panama

Small Wars Journal: Panama: Is Restructuring the Razor to Cut Out Corruption?

A new short film “Does the Wall Work?” answers its own question, compiling arresting footage of... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

Under, Over, Through: Crossing the US-Mexico Border Fence

Colombia's government warned that drug traffickers may launch fake campaigns in the October... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Money Laundering Threatens Colombia’s Elections

There are over 2,000 Peruvian anti-drug police operating in the East Andes, where most of Peru's... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Corrupt Cops in Peru Remain On Duty

According to a new cable released by WikiLeaks via El Espectador, the government of... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

WikiLeaks on the Chavez-Correa-FARC connection

The discovery of a forgery operation in Cali with the capacity to produce up to three million fake... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Fake Dollar Haul: Colombia’s Other Illegal Export

In stark contrast to recent stories about Mexican drug lords enjoying luxury lifestyles in their... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Drug Lord’s Family Claim Prison Mistreatment

Drug trafficking is the single most lucrative activity for criminal groups in Mexico, but while the... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

For Mexican Cartels, Cash is King

At the peak of their strength in 2002, Colombia's strongest leftist rebel group was capable of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Can the FARC Still Train Their Soldiers?

Chiquita Brands is being sued over 931 murders allegedly carried out by the Revolutionary Armed... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Chiquita Faces Fresh Lawsuits Over Colombia Killings

Ciudad Juarez, a city just across the border from El Paso, has become notorious as the epicenter of... ReadLeer
/ Juarez Cartel

Drug War Takes its Toll on Juarez’s Human Rights Community

New evidence has emerged linking Colombian “emerald czar” Victor Carranza to paramilitary groups,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Emerald Czar a Test for Colombian Justice