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Mexican State Police Seek Increased Firepower

As Mexico’s drug war heats up, local police officers often find themselves outgunned by drug gangs, many of which have purchased combat arms at U.S. gun shops and...
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Belize May Begin Patrolling Guatemalan Border

Belize's ambassador to Guatemala has said that the Belize military may begin patrolling the Guatemalan side of the border in order to better combat a "spillover" of...
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RawFeed: WikiLeaks Casts Old Light on New Problem

WikiLeaks is a curious, multilayered beast. On the surface, the diplomatic cables reveal "secrets." But perhaps more importantly, they give us context and meaning...
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Only a Fraction of U.S.-Mexico Border ‘Controlled’

According to testimony given before United States Congress, the Border Patrol says that just fifteen percent of the U.S.-Mexico border is under tight control....
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One Third of 2010 Homicides Occurred Along U.S.-Mex Border

After a bloody weekend in Ciudad Juarez, a new analysis of government statistics sheds light on the patterns of violence along Mexico’s northern border, “ground...
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Rebels, BACRIMs Ally in Northern Santander

Leftist guerrilla groups are allying with neo-paramilitary bands in Northern Santander, a state where these rival groups once battled fiercely for territory. These...
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InSight: FARC Commander Will be Killed, Promises President

The Colombian security forces know where the FARC's top commander is hiding and will not hesitate to kill him, the president has stated, amid rumors that alias...
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Former Colombian Cartel Members: A New Home in Bolivia?

Bolivian police suspect that former members of the Norte Del Valle Cartel have infiltrated their borders, following the dismantling of the Colombian organization in...
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Often Overlooked, Mexico’s Displaced Population Increasing

As Mexico’s cartels continue to wage war against each other and government forces, many Mexicans find themselves quite literally caught in the crossfire, forcing...
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Brazil Cleans Up Police As Well As Slums

Rio de Janeiro has named its first female police chief after a purge of the city's civil force revealed widespread corruption, as the struggle continues to pacify...
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RawFeed: Governor of Peten Calls for ‘State of Siege’

The governor of Guatemala’s embattled frontier province Peten has asked the federal government to declare a state of siege in his department as Mexico’s cartels...
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ICE Agent’s Death in Mexico a Game Changer, in a Game that Doesn’t Change

In the aftermath of the shooting of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer in northern Mexico, analysts and observers are ruminating on whether the...