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Sinaloa Cartel Expands Reach in Peru, Australia

The Sinaloa Cartel reportedly maintains two armed cells at the border between Ecuador and Peru, according to a district attorney general's office. Another report by...
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Colombia: By the Numbers, 2010

With the end of 2010 comes a glut of statistics about rising versus decreasing crime rates across the hemisphere. In Mexico, most of the coverage has lamented...
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Zapatistas Deny Kidnapping ‘Jefe’ Diego

The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), the 17-year old rebel group based in the southern state of Chiapas, denied responsibility for kidnapping one of...
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Familia Michoacana Announce January Truce

Criminal group the Familia Michoacana stated in a brief letter that they will cease all criminal activity for the next...
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ERPAC Hierarchy Points to No Clear Successor

A chart (pdf) released by Colombian Police identifies the remaining levels of the drug-smuggling group the Popular Revolutionary Antiterrorist Army of Colombia...
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Police Operation Against Cuchillo

This video from the Colombian National Police shows operation codenamed "Diamond," which was designed to kill or capture Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias...
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2010 Trends and Stories About Organized Crime in the Americas

The year 2010 saw a series of major successes in the governments' attempts to fight organized crime. From Mexico to Colombia, several top level criminals were...
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6 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Buenaventura, Colombia

Authorities have seized 6.4 tons of drugs in Colombia's Pacific port of Buenaventura, the largest seizure of 2010. Police stated the cocaine is the property of...
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Who Will Take Over the ERPAC without ‘Cuchillo’?

With the death of Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo," and the arrest of his number two, Harold Humberto Rojas, alias "Loco Harold," the Popular Revolutionary...
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Colombian Police: ‘Cuchillo’ is Dead

Colombia's Police say they have killed one of Colombia’s top drug traffickers, Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo," or "Knife," in a shootout in the eastern...
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Message from Zetas to Guatemala’s President

The following is a message allegedly from the Zetas criminal organization, played by the local radio station La Buena in Coban, the capital of the beseiged province...
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WikiLeaks: A Gulf Cartel Attack; a Zetas’ Retreat

One of the most closely watched battles of 2010 was between the Zetas criminal syndicate and their former masters, the Gulf Cartel. The Zetas and the Gulf Cartel...