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Familia Michoacana Leader Reportedly Employed As Teacher

One of the top commanders of the Familia Michoacana is registered as a teacher in his home state and receives a federal...
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Guatemala Approves Asset Seizure Law

Guatemalan Congress approved a law Tuesday that allows the state to seize the assets and property linked to criminal...
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Phone Extortion in Mexico Rising

Threatening phone calls made by supposed members of violent crime groups like the Zetas increased 210 percent from 2009, says a Mexican security...
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State Department Cable Accuses Ortega of Receiving Drug Money

A classified U.S. State Department cable released by the organization WikiLeaks alleges that Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party have regularly received campaign...
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Colombian Officials Uncover Bomb Plot in Bogota

Officials of the Colombian Administrative Department of Security (DAS) discovered six fire extinguishers packed with 18.7 kilos of explosive material early Tuesday...
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WikiLeaks: US Gave Intel that Led to Cartel Leader’s Death

A U.S. government cable, reprinted in full here, from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and various Washington government agencies says an "Embassy interagency" gave...
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Mexico’s ‘Queen of the Pacific’ Acquitted

Sandra Avila Beltrán, better known to the Mexican media as the "Queen of the Pacific," and her love interest, Colombian Juan Diego Espinosa Ramírez, alias "El...
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18 Arrested in Dominican Republic Crackdown

Dominican authorities yesterday seized a plane carrying a shipment of drugs en route to Puerto Rico and arrested the two pilots and eighteen soldiers associated...
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Bolivia Announces Drug Trafficking Summit with Peru and Brazil

Bolivian government spokesperson, Sacha Llorenti, announced yesterday that Peru, Bolivia and Brazil all plan to hold a meeting to coordinate future policies in the...
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Mexican Police Bust Japanese Drug Ring

In a demonstration of the truly global spread of organized crime, Mexican officials arrested a group of drug traffickers that ran an elaborate smuggling operation...
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SSI: MS-13 Leadership: Networks of Influence

From the introduction of the article by John P. Sullivan and Samuel Logan, published in 'The Counter Terrorist,' a magazine produced by the...
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‘The Zetas: Massacres, Assassinations and Infantry Tactics’

From the introduction of the article, by John P. Sullivan and Samuel Logan, published in "The Counter Terrorist," a magazine produced by the organization Security...