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‘Sinaloa Cartel Entrenched in Costa Rica’

The Sinaloa cartel controls the drug trade in Costa Rica and coordinates cocaine shipments from there to the U.S., a DEA agent said...
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Peace Rallies in Michoacan Demand Police Withdrawal

Sunday peace rallies across Michoacan emphasized a deep distrust of government authority, with some demonstrators voicing support for the Familia...
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‘Colombian Special Forces Train Familia Recruits’

Intelligence documents signal that Colombian ex-soldiers train members of the Familia Michoacan, reports La...
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WikiLeaks: Peru Army Linked to Drug Trafficking

A March 2009 U.S. diplomatic cable from Lima written by then U.S. Ambassador to Peru, P. Michael McKinley, to Washington D.C. and released by the WikiLeaks...
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Bloggings by Boz: Tough Year to be a Mexican Mole

Reprinted with perimission from James Bosworth, of Bloggings by...
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The Familia Responds to Death of Top Leader

The Familia Michoacana -- the criminal syndicate whose battles this week with authorities in their western stronghold from which they take their name has left them...
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InSight: 5 Reasons Why the Familia Will Survive

After the death of its top leader, the Familia Michoacana is injured, but it is far from done. The government's attempt to clear President Felipe Calderon's home...
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Top Familia Commander Reportedly Killed in Michoacan

The leader of the Familia Michoacana, Nazario Moreno González, alias "El Chayo" or "El Más Loco," was killed Thursday in a police shootout, said a government...
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Small-time Dealers Hit Hardest by Colombian, Mexican Policy

The penalties for drug offenses in Colombia and Mexico do not successfully target large-scale traffickers, says a report released...
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Report: 50,000 Abducted Children in Mexico

A Mexican NGO estimates that there are around 50,000 child abductees in Mexico today. According to Guillermo Gutiérrez Romero, the president of Mexico’s...
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City Paralyzed by Familia Blockade

In a record surge of violence, federal police clashed with Familia Michoacana members yesterday in fourteen different municipalities in Michoacán, including the...
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Guatemala to Assess Public Security Near Border After Week of Violence

The mayors of Huehuetenango, a western department in Guatemala known for high levels of drug-related activity, have called on the federal government to increase...