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International Assessment and Strategy Center: Ecuador at Risk – Drugs, Thugs, Guerrillas, and the Citizens’ Revolution

The report, published January 2010, is by Douglas Farah and Glenn R. Simpson, senior fellows at the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC). It looks at...
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The Politics Behind Mexico Attorney General’s Resignation

Mexico's Attorney General Arturo Chavez stepped down this week after just a year and a half in office. Most media reports cite his poor performance as the reason...
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Report Refocuses the ‘Fast and Furious’ Debate

The latest headlines about gun running from the United States south to Mexico may involve the resignation of Mexico’s attorney general on 31 March, but at the...
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Mexican Cartels and the US Banking System

An investigation by British newspaper The Observer details how the Mexican-based Sinaloa Cartel laundered billions of dollars through Wachovia, once one of the...
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WikiLeaks: Panama Politicians Suspected of Drug Trafficking

Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Panama suspected that country's politicians of taking part in arms and drug trafficking, according to a cable released by...
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Venezuela Cracks On With Police Reform

Venezuela has taken another step in the overhaul of its dysfunctional and often corrupt police force, announcing that the notorious Caracas Metropolitan Police (PM)...
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Northern Triangle Now Deadliest Place on Earth

In a briefing at the Pentagon, Commander General Douglas Fraser of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) stated that the ‘Northern Triangle,' made up of Honduras,...
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Mexican Cartels Exploit North Africa Turmoil

Mexican cartels have moved into North and West Africa, a former DEA official said, taking advantage of the upheaval in the region to move drugs into...
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Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker Arrested

A trafficker believed to be a key contact for the Sinaloa Cartel was arrested in Guatemala on Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considered...
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Sinaloa Cartel Spells Trouble for Ecuador

Ecuador’s capture of nine alleged Sinaloa Cartel operatives, and the brutal murder of a policeman investigating the Mexican criminal group, could be signs of...
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Mistreatment of Migrant in Mexico Caught on Video

In an indicator of the difficulties often faced by Central American migrants, three Mexican customs officers were suspended after a video surfaced in which one of...
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NewsBrief: Mexico’s Guns Smuggled From Central America, Says WikiLeaks

According to a U.S. State Department cable released by whistleblower site, WikiLeaks, via La Jornada, the most lethal weapons used by the Mexican cartels come...