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Brief: ELN Talks Peace

On April 16, the National Liberation Army (Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional - ELN) released a statement on their website, Voices of Colombia, referring again to...
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Video: Officials Look on Bright Side of Juarez Violence

The mayor of Ciudad Juarez denies that his city, which often tops lists of murder rates worldwide, is the most dangerous in Mexico. This is the latest in a long...
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Colombia’s President Clashes with Old Guard

From Colombia there is news of the latest feud over security issues between President Juan Manuel Santos and high ranking officials from the previous...
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Guatemala Protesters Rally for Drug Lord

In recent years Guatemala and Mexico have seen demonstrations in apparent support of convicted or slain drug traffickers. But is it dangerous to interpret these...
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InSight: Explaining the Tamaulipas Mass Graves

While authorities sift through the mass graves in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, we are left to sift through the reports to figure out what happened, and...
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Video: Narco-Trucks Ready for War in Mexico

The armored cars Mexican gangs use to do battle in the contested state of Tamaulipas are increasingly technologically sophisticated, equipped with sniper platforms...
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Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Operative Captured, Makled To Be Extradited

Authorities have arrested Raul Sabori Cisneros, an alleged lieutenant for the Sinaloa Cartel, reports El Universal. Cisneros is reportedly the number two...
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Mexican Cartels Expand into Honduras

Honduran officials report that Mexican drug traffickers are expanding their activities in the country and forming links with local bosses in four different...
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Video: ‘Highway of Death’ Runs Past Mass Graves in Northern Mexico

Witnesses of rapes, kidnappings and murder discuss traveling the "highway of death" in Mexico's northern Tamaulipas state, where authorities recently unearthed a...
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Cables Highlight Panama’s Weakness While FARC Threaten Border

A series of WikiLeaks cables paints a grim picture of Panama’s capacity to respond to the increasingly aggressive FARC rebels, who have found refuge in the swamps...
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Brazil Red Command ‘Members’ Arrested in Paraguay

Paraguay captured five alleged members of Brazilian gang Red Command (Comando Vermelho), a sign of Brazil's organized crime stretching out into the neighboring...
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SouthCom Head Visits Honduras for Drug Talks

Chief of the U.S. Southern Command, General Douglas M. Fraser, started a two-day visit to Honduras on Tuesday. He will meet local authorities, including Defense...