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Will ‘Diego Rastrojo’ Be the Next to Fall?

Colombian media reported that authorities in Venezuela had detained Diego Perez Henao, alias "Diego Rastrojo," a top commander of one of the most powerful drug...
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InSight Map: Major Prison Breaks in Mexico

In the latest of a series of prison breaks, on Monday fourteen inmates escaped from a penal center in Chihuahua, Mexico, where drug violence has led criminal...
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In Guatemala, State of Siege Sees Little Progress Against Zetas

The President of Guatemala, Alvaro Colom, announced that he plans to evaluate whether to extend the state of siege declared on December 19 in the central province...
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Top Zeta Leader Captured in Oaxaca

Mexican police announced on Tuesday the capture of Flavio Mendez Santiago, alias "El Amarillo," a top leader of the feared Zetas criminal syndicate, in the town of...
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Gordon Ramsay Goes Shark Fin Fishing

Chef Gordon Ramsay, the backbiting Brit who spends most his days on his television show "Hell's Kitchen" ripping apart poorly trained sous-chefs, showed a more...
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‘Street-level Dealing on the Rise in Mexico’s DF’

The number of people detained for drugs possession in Mexico's Federal District has increased 450 percent since 2002, the chair of the municipal health commission...
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Morales Struggles to Balance Drug Policy

President Evo Morales announced last week that he will relaunch an "international campaign" promoting the decriminalization of the coca leaf, the raw material for...
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Video Shows Zetas’ Street Spies At Work

The video offers a glimpse of the extensive street intelligence networks run by the Zetas, one of the most powerful and violent criminal syndicates in...
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Mexican Official: ‘Familia’ Paying for ‘Rights’ to Use Tijuana Corridor

A Mexican security official in the state of Baja California said the Familia Michoacana, once one of Mexico's strongest drug cartels, pays the rival Tijuana Cartel...
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Nigeria Seizes Huge Cocaine Shipment from Bolivia

Friday, authorities in Nigeria seized a cocaine shipment with an estimated worth of $7 million in the port city...
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3rd Mexican Mayor Killed in 2 Weeks as Cartels Increasingly Target Politicians

The mayor of a small town in southern Mexico, Luis Jimenez Mata, was assassinated yesterday by unknown gunmen in the privacy of his home in the state of Oaxaca....
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FARC Recruiting More Foreigners

Colombian rebels appear to be increasing their recruitment of foreign nationals after an Ecuadorean was captured and a Panamanian surrendered to...