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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Land restitution campaigners are often targeted by criminals
A human rights watchdog in Colombia documented a rise in killings of human rights defenders in 2013... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Rise in Colombia Human Rights Murders Linked to Neo-Paramilitaries

Javier Garza Medrano
Authorities in Mexico have arrested a man they claim is a leader and founder of the Gulf Cartel,... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Mexico Capture of ‘Gulf Cartel Founder’ Highlights Leadership Vacuum

The Bolivia kidnapping suspects
Authorities in Bolivia have arrested a group of kidnappers that hacked computers to gain... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Kidnap Cyber Crime Techniques Spread to Bolivia

Community members in Buenavista Tomatlan
Nearly a year after the vigilante movement arose in Michoacan, Mexico, the militias are now... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Cracks Show in Michoacan Vigilantes’ Leadership

Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim
Organized criminal groups from Latin America are becoming increasingly entrenched in both the... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

LatAm Drug Groups Entering ‘Second Stage’ in Middle East: NGO

A marijuana farmer in Jamaica
Jamaica plans to decriminalize marijuana before the end of the year, bringing it in line with many... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Jamaica to Become Latest LatAm Nation to Decriminalize Marijuana

Chile police seized 500 liters of liquid cocaine
Authorities in Chile have intercepted 500 liters of liquid cocaine from Bolivia allegedly destined... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Massive Liquid Cocaine Haul Points to Growth of Processing in Chile

Cocaine seized in Costa Rica in 2013
Costa Rica drug seizures increased in 2013, but the number of drug-related arrests decreased, a... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Rise In Costa Rica Drug Seizures Indicates Increased Transit

Alfredo Beltran Leyva has not been extradited
A US possible extradition request for captured kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may soon be... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Mexico Unlikely to Grant US Extradition Request for ‘El Chapo’

A US Border Patrol agent with a tunnel robot
While the United States is increasingly protecting its land borders from drug traffickers with... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Disjointed Land, Sea Interdiction Shows Political Nature of US Drug Policy

A recent murder scene in Rosario, Argentina
Officials in Argentina have expressed concern over high levels of drug consumption and rising drug... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Concern Grows Over Argentina Microtrafficking, Drug Violence

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman on his perp walk
The arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Mazatlan -- whose outsized legend hogged the limelight... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

End of Celebrity Capos in Mexico Means Govt Can Get to Work