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Nicaragua Deploys 1,000 Soldiers to Tackle Rural Crime

Nicaragua has become the latest country in the region to send the army onto the streets to fight crime, with the deployment of 1,000 soldiers to rural areas of the...
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Nicaragua Navy Seized 4.7 Tons of Cocaine in 2011

Nicaragua's Navy reported that it has seized 4.7 tons of cocaine so far in...
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How Community Ties Kept ‘Mara’ Gangs Out of Nicaragua

El Faro looks at the dynamics of gang activity in one Nicaraguan neighborhood, giving a microcosm of the reasons why the country has been spared the excesses of...
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Perez and Ortega’s Political Differences Mask Striking Similarities

Guatemala and Nicaragua elected two former military commanders on November 6, whose vastly different political backgrounds belie their similarities on matters...
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Nicaraguans Accused of Recruiting for Zetas

In a sign of the Zetas’ continued expansion into Central America, three Nicaraguans have been accused of working to recruit members of the country’s security...
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Honduras Seizes Parakeets Smuggled from Nicaragua

Honduran authorities stopped two men accused of trying to smuggle 118 exotic parakeets from Nicaragua to El Salvador, concealed in fruit...
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US Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: Responding to Violence in Central America

This report outlines a series of actions by the U.S. government in order to face violence in Central America. Mexican drug trafficking organizations, local drug...
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How Central America’s Crime Wave Has Spared Nicaragua, So Far

Nicaragua, along with its neighbors Panama and Costa Rica, is often described as a country that dodged the wave of organized crime violence swamping Central...
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Nicaragua Police Tout Security Advances Under Ortega

Police in Nicaragua have arrested over 21,000 people and seized 42 tons of cocaine since 2006, according to police...