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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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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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How Much Is Guatemala Arming the Zetas?

Guatemala admits that its military has trained and even armed violent Mexican drug gangs like the Zetas. But just how far are Guatemala's criminal networks, born of...
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Northern Triangle Now Deadliest Place on Earth

In a briefing at the Pentagon, Commander General Douglas Fraser of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) stated that the ‘Northern Triangle,' made up of Honduras,...
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Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker Arrested

A trafficker believed to be a key contact for the Sinaloa Cartel was arrested in Guatemala on Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considered...
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Guatemala Poppy Production Up: By How Much?

There is a troubling trend in Guatemala that is very hard to measure: opium poppy production, which provides the raw material for...
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Obama to Visit El Salvador While Guatemala is the New Front Line

Obama visits El Salvador this week to discuss drug trafficking, poverty and street gangs, but it is Guatemala that is the new front line in the drug war as the...
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UN Secretary General Visits Guatemala

As Latin America prepares for President Obama’s visit, Guatemala will receive the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, IPS News reports. While...
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InSide: The Most Dangerous Job in the World

Much of the headlines in the region about organized crime are focused on the chase, capture, and sometimes death of infamous criminal leaders. But there are many...