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Bolivia VP: US Has ‘Obligation’ to Fund Anti-Drug Efforts

Responding to a remark made by USAID mission director Wayne Nilsestuen about an upcoming "overall reduction" in aid, Bolivia’s vice president Álvaro?García...
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Verdad Abierta: 2010 Most Violent Year Since AUC Demobilization

An analysis by the think tank Verdad Abierta says that the largest criminal bands in Colombia, including the ERPAC, Rastrojos, Urabeños, Paisas and Aguilas Negras,...
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WikiLeaks: ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Colombia Top Cop

Colombian Police Commander General Oscar Naranjo complained that a former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) informant and drug traffickers in Miami were...
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Mexican Military Clash with Gunmen in Tamaulipas, 6 Dead

In a heated firefight this Tuesday, soldiers killed six gunmen in Gustavo Diaz Ordaz,...
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Fmr Brazil Security Minister: ‘It’s No Longer About Going in, Killing and Leaving’

InSight Crime translates and reprints parts of an interview Argentina's Página 12 did recently with Tarso Genro, the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, and former...
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Wikileaks: US Attempted Dialogue with FARC

Spanish newspaper El Pais published five U.S. government cables describing a series of meetings between top government officials, including President Alvaro Uribe,...
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FARC Announce Possible Release of Five Hostages

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said Wednesday that they may free five hostages, including three members of the security forces and two...
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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...