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Video Shows ‘Zetas’ Beheading Guatemala Official

Graphic footage showing the decapitation of a Guatemalan prosecutor, whose body was found in May, has been discovered on the cell phone of an alleged Zetas gang...
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Drug Legalization: A Step Closer, But Still a Long Shot

A recent report on drug policy, backed by high-profile political figures, argues for a move away from the “zero tolerance” approach. However, it fails to offer...
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Exploring Guns Equals Homicides Debate in Central America

The arms trafficking industry is generally thought to be a significant contributor to drug violence in Central America. But do the region’s “rivers of steel”...
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‘El Chapo’ in Guatemala?

Guatemala's president says intelligence information indicates that fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, alias 'El Chapo,' is moving between Honduras and...
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Who Will Pay for the War in Central America?

Testimony at a recent hearing on U.S.-Central American security cooperation showcased one of Central America’s key problems: These countries do not collect enough...
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Plaza Publica: The Decline of Guatemala’s Drug Dynasty

Following the capture of Waldemar Lorenzana, alias "El Patriarca," head of one of Guatemala's biggest drug trafficking groups, Mexican gang the Zetas are tightening...
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Guatemala Captures ‘Zetas’ Linked to Prosecutor Murder

Guatemala has captured 16 alleged members of the Zetas, a Mexico-based drug gang, who are accused of the murder of a public...
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UN Highlights Murders of Prosecutors in Central America

The United Nations expressed concern about the murders of prosecutors in Guatemala and Honduras less than a week apart, in attacks attributed to organized...
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Guatemala Kingpin’s Brother Killed

A brother of Guatemalan kingpin Jorge Mario Paredes Cordoba, alias "El Gordo," was gunned down along with two...