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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Arrested Yoro Mayor Arnaldo Urbina Soto
Honduran authorities have detained a mayor who allegedly led a criminal organization dedicated to... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Mayor Accused of Leading Murderous Drug Running Gang

Mexico's gendarmerie will be launched with 5,000 officers
With Mexico preparing to launch one of President Enrique Peña Nieto's signature security... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico’s New Gendarmerie: Security Game Changer or Window Dressing?

A gun collected as part of the amnesty
A Mexico City government program to disarm civilians has been called a success story by officials... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Mexico City Gun Amnesty ‘Success’ Has Little Impact on Murder Rates

EPL guerrilla member
The EPL guerrillas have called to be allowed to join Colombia's larger rebel groups in peace talks,... ReadLeer
/ EPL

EPL Guerrillas’ Call for Peace Talks Poses Dilemma for Colombia

Carvajal is received by President Nicolas Maduro
A former intelligence chief from Venezuela accused of drug trafficking and ties to Colombia's FARC... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Release of Ex-Intelligence Chief Highlights Venezuela Official Impunity

A "buyers' caravan" is detained in Salta
Authorities in Argentina have seized over $13 million in black market merchandise during 2014,... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Seizures Shine Light on Bolivia Contraband Trade

Combat between Mexico's marines and criminals is rising
Confrontations between Mexico's marines and criminal groups have doubled over a sixteen-month... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Why Have Battles Between Mexico Marines and Criminals Doubled?

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega
Nicaragua's National Assembly has approved a new law that gives President Daniel Ortega... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Nicaragua Police Reforms Could Politicize Security

The US has dropped the case against Chiquita
A US appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Colombian families against banana giant... ReadLeer
/ AUC

Dismissal of Chiquita Banana Case Major Blow to Colombia Victims

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez called for US aid
The presidents of Guatemala and Honduras have used the Central American child migrant crisis to... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

Presidents Call for US to Invest in CentAm Version of ‘Plan Colombia’

Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios
Authorities in Aruba acting on US orders have arrested a former Venezuelan intelligence chief... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Ex-Intelligence Chief Arrest Shows Venezuela Military Org Crime Ties

A displaced family living in makeshift housing in Sinaloa
Hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico have been internally displaced due to violence... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Mexico’s Internally Displaced An Invisible Problem: Report