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Cable Highlights Widespread Flaws in ‘Porous’ Mexico-Guatemala Border

According to a U.S. State Department cable released by the international whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, state department officials are highly concerned by...
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‘Drugs and Violence: Mexico’s Addiction’

Waves of killings blamed on drug cartels are continuing to sweep Mexico. Mexican political scientist Eduardo Guerrero Gutierrez examines the reasons for the...
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Colombia’s Counter-Drug Efforts Increasingly Complicated by Landmines

As drug trafficking organizations make aerial eradication more difficult, authorities must rely on manual eradication, in which they are vulnerable to sniper...
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Increased Profits, Abuse in Mexico’s Human Trafficking Rings

The Mexican government has done little to protect migrants from organized criminal groups like the Zetas, says a report released...
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WOLA: Human Rights Violations Against Migrants in Transit

"This report analyzes the rise in kidnappings of migrants who travel through Mexico and the apparent indifference of the Mexican government to address the multiple...
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Committee to Protect Journalists: ‘Silence or Death in Mexico’s Press’

From the Summary: Violence against the press has swept the nation and destroyed Mexicans' right to freedom of expression. This national crisis demands a full-scale...
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Slain FARC Leader Talks Peace in Video

In this interview, just twenty days before his death in September, Jorge Briceño Suarez, alias "Mono Jojoy," the legendary military commander of the Revolutionary...
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El Salvador Prison Workers Fired In Masse Corruption Sweep

The Salvadorean government has dismissed 330 prison staff members since Friday, in an attempt to crack down on gang...
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Assaults Stoke Fear, Reinforce Familia Message in Michoacan

Several coordinated bank assaults and robberies have led shops to close their doors in Apatzingan, in the embattled state of Michoacan, local reports...
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Police Arrest Four Smugglers in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan police arrested four people accused of controlling airstrips in southern Nicaragua, used to launch drug flights for Mexican cartels, authorities...
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Interview: Anabel Hernandez, author of ‘Señores del Narco’

The hottest book in Mexico this Christmas season is called 'Los Señores del Narco' (loosely translated, 'The Drug Traffickers'). Using testimonies and official...
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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...