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Paying Attention to Central America’s Drug Trafficking Crisis

From an October 27, 2010 report by Kevin Casas-Zamora of the Brookings...
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‘Barbie’ Talks?

Mexican authorities are making it seem as if Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias “La Barbie,” is cooperating with them following their recent capture of the drug lord....
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63pc of Mexican Municipalities ‘Inflitrated’ by Traffickers

A new study by the Congressional Commission on Development of the Municipalities in Mexico says that drug trafficking groups control 8 percent of all the...
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20,000 Migrants Kidnapped per year in Mexico

Twenty thousand migrants per year are kidnapped in Mexico by criminal groups, ElSalvador.com says, citing Mexican and international monitoring organizations. The...
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Colombia Government: 152 Gangs in Medellin

Colombian authorities have indentified 152 gangs operating in Medellin, according to a report by Caracol citing a government intelligence...
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Uruguay’s Security Minister: “Feudalization” of Drug Trafficking

In an academic forum in Montevideo, Uruguay’s Interior Minister Eduardo Bonomi said the country is experiencing a “feudalization” of the criminal world in that...
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17 Dead in Honduras Gang Massacre

Honduras is seeing the fallout from Tuesday’s grisly massacre inside a shoe factory, when three perpetrators used AK-47s to slaughter 17...
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Plan Colombia

"Plan Colombia" is a multi-pronged, multi-billion dollar effort to battle drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), insurgencies and paramilitary groups in the Andean...