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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...
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Police Arrest Four Smugglers in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan police arrested four people accused of controlling airstrips in southern Nicaragua, used to launch drug flights for Mexican cartels, authorities...
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State Department Cable Accuses Ortega of Receiving Drug Money

A classified U.S. State Department cable released by the organization WikiLeaks alleges that Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party have regularly received campaign...