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Former Michoacán Mayor Arrested for Alleged Links to ‘Familia’

The Mexican military detained José Luis Avalos Rangel, the former mayor of Tzitzio, a town in northern Michoacán, along with four others and accused them of...
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Mexican Authorities Vow to Continue Anti-Drug Policy, Regardless of California Referendum

Officials in Mexico have announced that they will continue their current counter-narcotic strategy, regardless of the status of California’s Proposition 19, the...
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US Justice Dept: Mexico Violence Implications for the US

Statement for US Senate of Anthony P. Placido Assistant Administrator for Intelligence Drug Enforcement Administration and Kevin L. Perkins Assistant Director,...
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Priest Accused of Accepting Zetas Money

A priest in Pachuca, Hidalgo is under investigation by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office and Church authorities for his alleged connections with the drug...
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Police Destroy 134 Tons of Marijuana in Tijuana

In what amounts to the largest marijuana seizure in Mexican history, state police from Baja California and military operatives found 134 tons and 240 kilos of the...
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6 Tijuana Cartel Members Arrested in ‘Cristal’ Raid

A Police sweep last Saturday saw the arrest of six low-level members of the Arellano Félix Organization, also known as the Tijuana...
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Mexico Army Raids Tijuana Cartel Safehouse

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army cracked down on a safe house used by the Arellano Félix crime syndicate, also known as the Tijuana Cartel, arresting...
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AQ: Battling Organized Crime in Guatemala

From an article by Morris Panner and Adriana Beltrán published in the Fall 2010 issue of "America´s...
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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 2010

An excerpt from the report follows...
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COHA: Mexico’s War on Sex Trafficking

From a report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Research Associate Melissa Graham, published October 13,...
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Stretching the Border: Smuggling Practices and the Control of Illegality in South America

From an article by José Carlos G. Aguiar, published in "Global Consortium on Security Transformation: New Voices Series," No. 6, October 10,...
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Shining Path Political Group Preps for Elections

Amid suspicions, a leftist organization of ex-Shining Path guerillas, known as Movadef, is prepping to launch mayoral candidates in at least three districts across...

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Panama’s Bocas del Toro Archipelago New Cocaine Seizure Hotspot

Authorities in Panama’s northwestern province of Bocas del Toro have intercepted a string of vessels carrying large amounts of cocaine, a sign that traffickers are using the archipelago as part of...

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