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Domestic Cannabis Cultivation – US Govt Assessment 2009

The debate over legalizing marijuana surged in 2010. Here are the estimates of domestic marijuana production. “Domestic Cannabis Cultivation Assessment 2009...
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‘National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2010,’ U.S. Department of Justice

In June The New York Times obtained a leaked U.S. government report on methamphetamine production as well as patterns of its use and price in the United...
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Mapping Conflict Dynamics in Guajira, Colombia

La Guajira is one of Colombia's most contentious states. Nestled along the northern coast and the Venezuelan border, the area serves as a stage, depot, production...
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InSight Map: La Guajira – Dynamics of the Conflict

La Guajira is one of Colombia's most contentious states. Nestled along the northern coast and the Venezuelan border, the area serves as a stage, depot, production...
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Santos: FARC Commander ‘Ramirez’ “Apparently” Dead

Colombian President Manuel Santos said that Pablo Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramirez," a top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is...
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Colombian DAS Agents Implicated in Human Trafficking Network

Two agents of Colombia’s intelligence service (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, or DAS) stationed in the Valle de Cauca department were dismissed this...
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Bolivia and Paraguay Sign Drug Trafficking Treaty

Both the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense for Bolivia and Paraguay signed a bilateral agreement yesterday during the fourth session of the "Two-Plus-Two...
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Zeta Leader ‘El Arabe’ Killed in Tabasco

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office reported the death of of the head of operations for the drug trafficking organization known as the Zetas in the state of...
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One Piece of a Puzzle: the US Indictment of Makled

The curious case of Walid Makled Garcia, a Syrian-born Venezuelan citizen who is in a Colombian jail for drug trafficking, has many trails. InSight Crime gives you...
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Rastrojos’ Assassin Captured

Colombian officials captured an alleged leader of the Rastrojos criminal gang, Ariel Osorio Garcia, alias ‘Pajaro,’ reports the Colombian newspaper La...
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Guatemala’s President says Business Proposal for Emergency Measures “Positive”

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said a private business group's proposed "states of emergency" in violent and crime-ridden regions of the country was "positive,"...
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Mexico’s Military Back on Juarez Streets

The Mexican army will again patrol the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, announced the Mexican Government's general secretary, Carlos Silveyra...