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Warnings that militias made up of police may have been responsible for dozens of murders during... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Are Police-Run Militias Spreading Across Brazil?

Cocaine seizures in Mexico have dropped by about four fifths since 2007, which the UN says is... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Drop in Mexico Seizures Shows Cocaine Trade Shifting to Central America: UN

Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon has retracted his announcement of the release of nine... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Oil Workers Kidnapped in Colombian Region of FARC, ELN Activity

A Guatemalan court ruled that one of the country's most notorious alleged criminals, Juan Alberto... ReadLeer
/ Extradition

Guatemala Court Rules to Extradite ‘Juan Chamale’ to US

Colombia's attorney general, Viviane Morales, was removed from her position by the country's... ReadLeer
/ AUC

Colombian Attorney General Removed, Amid Accusations of Paramilitary Ties

Peru's IDL-Reporteros takes a look at the chemicals used to manufacture cocaine, and the reasons... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Why Monitoring Precursor Chemicals Won’t Halt Cocaine Production

Plans for a US-funded naval station on an island off the coast of the Dominican Republic have... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

US-Funded Naval Base Stirs Controversy in Dominican Republic

With Colombia's largest rebel army increasingly relying on hit-and-run tactics, they have... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Diversifying Tactics with Unconventional Explosives

The case of a Mexican organization which allegedly paid mothers to put their children up for... ReadLeer
/ Human Trafficking

Mexico Case Reveals Vast Human Trafficking Scheme

The United States Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano, has annonced that the US... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

US to Change Mexico Deportation Policy, Aims to Drive Down Border Violence

Panama's government has stated its opposition to drug legalization, ahead of a visit by Guatemala's... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Panama Dismisses Drug Legalization

The announcement that Colombia's FARC, the region's oldest and largest insurgency, would halt... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Why the FARC May Actually Mean What It Says About Kidnapping