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Nicaragua Govt Rejects Security Tax

Nicaragua's Finance Ministry refuses to raise taxes on businesses to increase funding for security...
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Organized Crime Working to Corrupt Nicaragua Military: Admiral

The head of Nicaragua's Navy has warned that organized criminal organizations are increasingly trying to penetrate the country's armed...
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WikiLeaks: Nicaragua Indigenous Working With Drug Traffickers?

A U.S. diplomatic cable released by whistleblower site WikiLeaks reportedly says there is reason to "re-evaluate" how far Nicaragua's remote indigenous communities...
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Ungoverned Spaces in the Americas, Part I

Southern Pulse examines those areas of Latin America where there is no state presence, and transnational criminal organizations are able to...
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Folk Singer’s Death Highlights Guatemala’s Senseless Violence

After the murder of Facundo Cabral, a well-known Argentine singer, Guatemala's government was quick to offer an explanation: the hit was aimed at a nightclub owner...
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SouthCom Calls on Americas to Unite Against Crime

A head of the U.S. Army's Southern Command called on the Americas to join forces against the threats of illicit trafficking and terrorism, as a joint military...
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Nicaragua’s Navy, Little-Known Partner in US Drug War

In his political rhetoric, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega makes no secret of his often hostile views towards U.S. foreign policy. The irony is that Nicaragua...
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua Join Forces Against Organized Crime

After a border dispute which has flared up over the last few months, neighboring countries Costa Rica and Nicaragua have signed an agreement to work together in the...
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In Nicaragua, Contras or Drug Traffickers?

After the mysterious death of a Contra leader in February, armed groups have reportedly emerged to declare war against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. As the...