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Colombia Seizes Its First True ‘Narco Sub’

In a display of drug cartels’ increasing technological sophistication, Colombian officials have captured the first submarine capable of smuggling cocaine...
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Kidnapping in Venezuela Rose 60% in 2010: Think Tank

A Venezuelan think-tank stated that kidnappings could have risen by 60 percent between 2009 and 2010, with this nation overtaking Colombia, once the world kidnap...
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Documentary Film Explores Kidnapping in Colombia

The U.K. release of “My Kidnapper,” a documentary film about a British former hostage's meeting with his captors, ex-members of Colombian rebel group ELN, draws...
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RawFeed: A Push for Peace in Rio de Janeiro

A blogger in Rio de Janeiro gives an on-the-ground view of some of the security advances in the the city's favelas, even as other problems – a still-powerful drug...
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With Decline of Mexico’s Drug Cartels, Violence on the Rise

As Mexican authorities go after the leaders of drug trafficking organizations, to decapitate and dismantle them, the patterns of violence in the country’s drug war...
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FARC Clash with Rastrojos in Cauca

While Colombian rebel groups and the new generation of drug cartels have been moving ever closer in the interests of the drug trade, the FARC and the Rastrojos have...
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Colombia, Panama Sign Border Security Pact

Colombia and Panama signed an agreement to cooperate in fighting crime along their shared border region, which is a key location for groups trafficking drugs,...
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Guatemala Braces for Major Confrontation With Zetas

As Mexican drug traffickers continue to operate with impunity in Guatemala’s dense borderland jungles, the Guatemalan military is readying itself for a major...
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Brownfield Announces More Anti-Drug Aid for Central America

• On February 10 State Department official William Brownfield announced that Central America will receive an aid package of $200 million, intended to combat crime...
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Drug Trafficking Gang Reportedly Sharing Manpower with FARC

Members of one of the most militarized drug-trafficking groups in Colombia are now being recruited by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas...
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Venezuela’s Murder Rate: Beyond the Rhetoric

As both Venezuela’s government and the opposition battle over the significance of the country’s rising murder rate, neither side seems to be focusing on its...
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RawFeed: U.S. Creates Unit to Prosecute Colombian BACRIMs

In a signal of the growing power of Colombia's drug-trafficking criminal bands, or BACRIMs, the Miami Attorney General's Office has created a new prosecution unit...