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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Colombian drug gang ERPAC is set to demobilize, which could leave a dangerous power vacuum in their... ReadLeer
/ Caracho

Colombian Drug Gang Surrenders to Govt, Leaving Power Vacuum

Colombia's military reported killing seven rebels from the ELN guerrilla group, including a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombian Forces Kill ELN Guerrilla Behind 1999 Plane Hijacking

Drug traffickers with close ties to Colombian guerrilla group the FARC are operating in Bolivia,... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

‘FARC Rebels Tied to Traffickers in Bolivia’

In the second of a three-part series, investigator Michael Porth looks at the drug trafficking... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica in the Crosshairs (Part II)

The army found a clandestine burial site containing the bodies of 10 people in Durango, northern... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Soldiers Dig Up 10 from Mass Grave in Durango, North Mexico

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) visited Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder capital, and... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

An Uneasy Coexistence: Security Along the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez Border

Costa Rica's rich democratic tradition and strong middle class makes it easy to forget in a region... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica in the Crosshairs (Part I)

Mexico's Defense Department said that for every soldier who died in clashes with organized criminal... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

18 ‘Criminals’ Die for Each Soldier: Mexico

La Prensa Grafica reports on the poor state of centers for the rehabilitation of young offenders in... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador’s Youth Offenders Centers Could Cause Rise in Crime: Official

According to Prensa Libre, a cell that allegedly forms part of international hacker collective... ReadLeer
/ Cyber Crime

Report: Anonymous to Launch New Attack in Guatemala

The tiny municipality, or 'municipio,' of Saric, with its 27 miles of desert frontage opposite the... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Outlaw’s Roost: The Story of Saric’s Battle Against ‘El Chapo’

Brazil's police seized 80 times more ecstasy tabs this year compared to 2010, a sign that... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

‘Brazil Ecstasy Supply Smuggled 100% from Overseas’