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Mexican Activist Slain While Protesting Daughter’s Murder

Activist Marisela Escobedo, 52, was shot and killed while demanding justice for her daughter's murder in Chihuahua City on December 19,...
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Chihuahua Attorney General Opens Juarez Human Trafficking Investigation

An anti-human trafficking coalition identified a number of possible prostitution recruitment centers throughout Ciudad Juarez this week, prompting the Chihuahua...
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Land Reform a Threat to Criminal Interests in Colombia

Last weekend police found the bodies of three land reform activists in the central department of Tolima, Colombia. The victims, who were killed at gunpoint, were...
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Surge in FARC Attacks Accompany Hostage Negotiations

The rebel of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) have escalated their attacks against the security...
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Mexican Drug Gangs Have 230 ‘Branches’ in US, Canada

A recent US Army-commissioned study found that Mexican cartels have entered into 48 of the 50 U.S. states, and have opened up at least 235 sophisticated...
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Reports of New Criminal Groups in Mexico May Challenge Current Policy

A recent investigation by Mexico City’s Attorney General may shed light on the effect of assassinating cartel leaders, a strategy that American officials often...
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FARC Run ‘Marijuana Cartel’

The rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have become the principal dealers of marijuana in the country, diversifying from cocaine, according...
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Assassin Testimony Presents a Deadly Picture of the Zetas

A daily newspaper in Cancun published an inside look at the day-to-day life of an assassin for one of Mexico's most aggressive criminal groups, the Zetas. What...
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Colombia Extradites ‘Amphetamine Queen’

Beatriz Elena Henao became the first person extradited from Colombia to the United States on drug trafficking charges in...
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Colombia’s Top 2 Security Priorities in 2011

The two major security challenges facing the Colombian government is rising urban crime rates and the resurgence of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...
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Ecuador Offers Amnesty to Immigrants who Report Police Corruption

In what is both an unorthodox anti-corruption effort and an unusual political appeal to Ecuador's immigrant community, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has...
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Alfonso Cano: FARC to ‘Double’ Actions in 2011

In a thirteen minute video message posted on Youtube, the supreme commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Guillermo Leon Saenz Vargas, alias...