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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...
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Beheadings in Acapulco Point to Sinaloa Cartel

A grisly weekend killing spree left 28 people dead, 16 of them decapitated, in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, Guerrero. Several notes left with the bodies...
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Tracking Drug Routes through Ecuador

In 2009, Ecuadorean authorities stopped 63 tons of cocaine, a record for Ecuador and a nearly 100 percent increase from...
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Ecuador Dismantled 125 FARC Camps During 2010

Ecuador dismantled 125 camps belonging to guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during 2010, cementing the re-establishment of diplomatic...
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Gunmen Attack Bus in Honduras

At least eight people died and four were wounded in eastern Honduras in an apparent revenge killing Thursday. The killings took place in Olancho, regions of which...
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Guatemala’s Crossroads: Democratization of Violence and Second Chances

Published by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, December...
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CSIS: Mexico – U.S. Joint Responsibility to Fight Drug War

In this comprehensive study published in November 2010, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Washington D.C.-based think tank, tackles the...
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Sinaloa Cartel Operative Arrested in Ecuador

Police arrested a leader of the hemisphere's most powerful criminal syndicate, the Sinaloa Cartel, who ran an armed cell based in southern Ecuador, authorities said...
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Three Bombs in Colombian City as Rebels Increase Extortion

Another bomb, the third in a week, exploded outside the offices of a wealthy rancher in the city of Neiva in the southern department of Huila, a stronghold of the...
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Mexican Attorney General Identifies Most Wanted Criminals

The Attorney General's Office is now offering rewards from 10 to 15 million pesos (about US$822,000 and $1.2 million) for some of the most important regional bosses...