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Bolivia: Cocaine Represents Up to 3 pc of GDP

Echoing a statistic published three months ago by the UNODC, Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera said that between 1.5 and 3 percent of the country's...
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Juarez Newspaper Asks for Guidance from Traffickers

The Diario de Juarez published a moving editorial over the weekend entitled "What Do You Want From Us?" concerning the recent death of a staff photographer on...
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Network of ‘Rastrojos’, ‘Oficina’ Arrested in Cartagena

Colombian authorities arrested 20 people in 4 different cities in Colombia who formed part of a network that helped send upwards of 700 kilos of cocaine per month...
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Alleged ‘Rastrojos’ Throw Grenade, Kill Two

Suspected members of the Rastrojos criminal gang threw a grenade at a small store in Tumaco, a city along the Pacific Coast known for being a depot and...
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6 Navy Arrested for Connection to ‘Rastrojos’

Six members of Colombia's navy were arrested on charges of helping the criminal gang known as the Rastrojos, the Associated Press reported. The men were arrested on...
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37 Dead from Guerrilla Attacks in September

September has been one of the bloodiest months on record in recent years for Colombia's armed forces with guerrilla ambushes taking the lives of 37 security forces...
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10 Official Versions of the Capture of ‘Barbie’

Mexico's newspaper La Crónica says there are ten versions of how the drug trafficker and hitman Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias La Barbie, was captured in late...
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Criminals Control Mercury Mines in Cordoba

Emerging Criminal Groups or BACRIM's are overrunning mercury mines in Córdoba and Antioquia, President Juan Manuel Santos announced. The mines are contaminated the...
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5 Arrested in Jalisco with C-4; Part of New Alliance

Five men, two of them ex-military, carrying explosives, weapons, flak jackets and T-shirts with the letters "MFG" were arrested in Jalisco, El Universal is...
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17 Dead in Honduran ‘Gang’ Massacre

Seventeen youths are dead after armed men stormed a shoe factory and shot them at point blank range in the embattled city of San Pedro Sula, in the northern part of...
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Maras Paralyze Transport in El Salvador

Gangs from the Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 and the Barrio 18 shut down 40 percent to 60 percent of the public transport bus service in El Salvador, La Crónica said....
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El Universal: ‘Barbie’ Handed Himself In

In what has become almost a daily routine, the Mexican daily El Universal speculates that Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias "La Barbie," was not captured but handed...