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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Analyst Alejandro Hope makes some suggestions to Mexican president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto about... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Some Advice for Mexico’s Next President

Colombia police have seized weapons from criminal gang the Rastrojos which include guns reportedly... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Rastrojos Arms Bust Points to Venezuela Military Connection

The alleged second-in-command of the Colombian Urabeños gang was arrested in Honduras,... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Urabeños ‘Second-in-Command’ Arrested in Honduras

Drug traffickers are bribing workers and using oil and gas company roads and in southern... ReadLeer
/ US/Mexico Border

Traffickers Use Service Roads to Avoid US-Mexico Border Controls

Indigenous groups in Cauca province on Colombia’s Pacific have clashed with the army, driving... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombian Indigenous Group Tries to Drive Out Army

Colombian emerald magnate Victor Carranza is approaching his end after a long battle with cancer,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Emerald Czar’s Failing Health Could Spark Conflict in Colombia

Peru is fighting on two fronts against an expanding cocaine trade and resurgent Shining Path... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

Peru’s Ex-Drug Czar on Where the Government is Going Wrong

As Mexican authorities crack down on drug trafficking, criminal gangs are increasingly moving into... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Mexican Gangs Set their Sights on Illegal Mining

Extortion has reportedly forced 30 percent of small businesses in the Honduran capital of... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Extortion Shuts Down 1/3 of Businesses in Honduran Capital

A new government strategy to counter gas smuggling in the Venezuelan border state of Zulia has... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Venezuelan Crack Down on Gas Smuggling Sparks Anger in Border State

A US Senate report found that Mexican drug cartels were able to launder billions of dollars through... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

HSBC Exposed US to Mexican Drug Money: Senate

US authorities declared they are expanding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or "drones,"... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

US Deploying Drones To Counter Caribbean Drug Traffickers