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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...
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Bolivia VP: US Has ‘Obligation’ to Fund Anti-Drug Efforts

Responding to a remark made by USAID mission director Wayne Nilsestuen about an upcoming "overall reduction" in aid, Bolivia’s vice president Álvaro?García...
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Verdad Abierta: 2010 Most Violent Year Since AUC Demobilization

An analysis by the think tank Verdad Abierta says that the largest criminal bands in Colombia, including the ERPAC, Rastrojos, Urabeños, Paisas and Aguilas Negras,...
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WikiLeaks: ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Colombia Top Cop

Colombian Police Commander General Oscar Naranjo complained that a former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) informant and drug traffickers in Miami were...