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El Salvador to Open US-Funded Wiretapping Center

A new US-sponsored wiretapping center will begin operations next month in El Salvador, aimed at stepping up efforts against crime in the...
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Organized Crime is Top Priority of Ecuador Military: Correa

Ecuador's president has called organized crime the number one target for the country's military, in a sign that he is planning to expand the force's internal...
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Ecuador’s Poppy Find Points to Growing Heroin Production

Ecuador destroyed some 411,000 poppy plants in a central province, in another indication that heroin production could be on the rise in the Andean...
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‘Colombian Rastrojos Dominate Ecuador Drug Trade’

Colombian drug gang the Rastrojos may now control almost all the drug trafficking routes in Ecuador, shipping their product to Mexican groups like the Zetas and the...
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Ecuador’s Immigration Policy: A Terrorist Tool?

Allegations that Ecuador’s lax immigration policies make it a strategic asset to terrorist organizations like al Qaeda are overblown, overshadowing the real...
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Colombia’s ‘Comba’ Brother Arrested in Ecuador

Ecuador has arrested, and swiftly deported, one of the brothers that head Colombia's powerful Rastrojos gang, again showing how many of Colombia's capos prefer to...
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In Rare Find, Ecuador Discovers Coca Far From Colombia Border

Ecuador found a coca plantation miles away from the Colombia border where the crop is usually concentrated, suggesting that production levels may be increasing...
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Security Forces Warn Organized Crime May Overwhelm Ecuador

An assessment by the security forces reportedly says that Ecuador is home to an increasing number of organized criminal groups, and that the authorities have...
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Ecuador Weapons Seizure Points to Thriving Small Arms Trade

Ecuador's military seized 170 firearms in the south of the country, raising the issue once again of the country's importance as a transit nation for small arms...