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Police Surge in Cordoba After Student Killings

Colombian authorities have announced a renewed offensive in the coastal province of Cordoba, where drug-trafficking gangs are clashing over the control of key...
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US Drug Czar Moves Beyond Plan Colombia

In another indication that U.S.-Colombia relations are entering a new era, White House Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske emphasized drug use prevention and...
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Guatemala’s Extension of State of Siege Comes Peacefully

Amidst little fanfare, Guatemala's president announced the extension of a state of siege for another month in the central province of Alta Verpaz this...
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Ancient Andean Tradition or Dangerous Narcotic? A Tale of Two Documents

A diplomatic battle is raging over whether the United Nations should reverse its ban on coca leaf chewing, with the United States maintaining that such a repeal...
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SSI – ‘La Familia Drug Cartel: Implications for U.S.-Mexico Security’

In a study issued December 13, 2010 by the Strategic Studies Institute, George W. Grayson traces the origins of the Familia Michoacana, a drug-trafficking...
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Where Troops Surged in Mexico, So Did Homicides

Graphics published by Nexos magazine argue that Mexico's homicide rate spiked in places where President Felipe Calderon deployed the...
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E-mails: FARC Planned to Buy Illicit Arms from Neighbors

On Saturday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos released a series of intercepted emails between leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in...
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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...