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Monthly Archives: July 2011

International Crisis Group has warned that illegal armed groups in Colombia will try to expand... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Campaign Group Warns of Dangers for Colombia Elections

A leader of the Rastrojos, one of Colombia's most powerful gangs, has been murdered by his own... ReadLeer

Death of Rastrojos Boss a Game Changer in North Colombia

A new series of reports in the Los Angeles Times offers a picture of the sophisticated transport... ReadLeer
/ Sinaloa Cartel

Report Details Sinaloa Cartel Smuggling Methods

Although the FBI claimed to have arrested nearly 2,000 suspected members of the Familia Michoacana,... ReadLeer
/ La Familia Michoacana

US Arrests Nearly 2,000 ‘Members’ of Mexico Drug Gang

While a landmark Supreme Court decision has put abuses by the Mexican military at the center of... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Public Keeps Faith in Mexico Army, Despite Abuse Debate

Colombian authorities have confirmed that Angel de Jesus Pacheco, alias "Sebastian," a commander of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Crime Boss Reported Killed by Bodyguards

A drug seizure in Costa Rica and the dismantling of an extortion network which targeted El... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Cocaine Seizure, Extortion Ring Bust Points to Guatemala Role in Regional Crime

Mexico's government has claimed that more than 1,000 people were arrested in an operation against... ReadLeer
/ Human Trafficking

Hundreds Arrested in North Mexico Human Trafficking Bust

In a step forwards for Guatemala's judiciary, the Supreme Court has begun the trial of four retired... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Soldiers Finally Stand Trial over War Massacre

The Mexican navy has taken on a major role in the country’s fight against organized crime, but,... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Navy Sees Golden Reputation Tarnished

The Perrones are El Salvador's most infamous transportation group. Made up of a mix of hoteliers,... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Luna


Soldiers discovered the second subterranean methamphetamine production laboratory in the west... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Army Finds Underground Drug Lab in Sinaloa