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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mexico and Guatemala announce a new border program
The governments of Mexico and Guatemala have announced a new border program to protect migrants... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Mexico-Guatemala Border Program to Protect Migrants from Criminal Groups

Weapons seized as part of Cali's disarmament program
Authorities in Cali, Colombia have attributed a decrease in homicides to a combination of citizen... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Are Innovative Security Strategies Behind Drop in Cali Homicides?

Body of alleged Veracruz Zetas leader killed July 4
Rising kidnappings, the discovery of mass graves and security force shootouts with alleged Zetas... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Zetas Fuel Veracruz Security Crisis in South East Mexico

Exotic birds are among the most trafficked animals
The profits on offer for eco-trafficking rival those of drugs, arms and people trafficking, while... ReadLeer
/ Eco-Trafficking

Eco-Trafficking in Latin America: The Failures of the State

A murder scene in El Salvador
Recent figures released by El Salvador's Forensic Institute show homicide rates are back to the... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Homicides in El Salvador Reach Pre-Gang Truce Levels

Arnaldo Cubilla, one of the brothers who ran the drug trafficking network
Authorities in Argentina have captured two Paraguayan brothers who built a cultivation-to-consumer... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Paraguay Drug Network Highlights Opportunities for Independent Traffickers

A shaved Jose Manuel Mireles after his capture
The prosecution of rebel vigilante leader Jose Manuel Mireles in Mexico has sparked a public... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Public Support for Arrested Rebel Vigilante Leader Building in Mexico

2013 FARC attack on oil pipeline in Putumayo, Colombia
Attacks on Colombia's oil infrastructure have cost the sector well over $400 million so far this... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Ongoing Guerrilla Attacks Cost Colombia Oil Sector Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

A crime scene in Mexico State
Rising homicides, a high-level capture and a bloody military battle point to growing insecurity in... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Mexico State Leads Country in Homicides as Govt Launches Intervention

Illegal logging is worth billions worldwide
Eco-trafficking is no longer the preserve of a handful of poachers, loggers and specialized... ReadLeer
/ Eco-Trafficking

Eco-Trafficking in Latin America: The Workings of a Billion-Dollar Business

The cocaine was seized near Coco Island
US authorities have seized more than 2 tons of cocaine from a Costa Rican vessel in the Pacific,... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

2.3 Ton Cocaine Seizure Highlights Costa Rica’s Growing Role In Drug Trade

Journalist Pedro Fernandez's car after the attack
A recent series of attacks against a journalist in the Dominican Republic illustrates the tactics... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

‘Drug Gang’ Attacks on Dominican Republic Journalist Highlight Organized Crime Threat