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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...
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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...