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An Israeli "Hermes" drone in Brazil

Drone Use in Latin America: Dangers and Opportunities

...to Venezuela in developing its first domestic drone. The United States, despite being a principal supplier of security aid to the region, has largely stayed out of the drone...
Fisherman bringing their boat ashore on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast

Venezuela Economic Crisis Fueling Piracy on Caribbean Coast

...Sucre. InSight Crime Analysis Acts of piracy against cargo vessels or private yachts off Venezuela’s Caribbean coast have been reported for a number of years now, and Sucre’s waters...

‘Narco-Tank’ Factory Found in North Mexico

...and fixes. However, in the U.S., legitimate businesses are catering to Mexicans’ demand for armored vehicles. As UPI reports, companies such as Safeguard Security Holdings, Inc., which has a...
Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt during his trial

The War of Paz y Paz: The Victims

...became formidable in the northwest. Paz y Paz, who is intensely private, does not speak publicly about her family, and she has never been connected to the group in...
Seven of the eight men convicted for the murder of Berta Cáceres await jail time

Guilty Verdict in Berta Cáceres Murder Trial in Honduras is Partial Justice

...served. Prosecutors found seven of the defendants, Sergio Ramón Rodríguez, an engineer for Desarrollos Energéticos SA (DESA); Douglas Geovanny Bustillo, DESA’s former head of security and a retired military...

Ecuador Soldiers Allegedly Trafficked Weapons to Ex-FARC Mafia

...of Borbón in the coastal Esmeraldas province near the border with Colombia through parcels, interprovincial busses and private vehicles in order to avoid weapons checkpoints, according to a separate...

Mexico Media Coverage of Cartel Violence Leads to More Violence: Report

...work. And there is no way to ensure that every narco-focused blog — or private social media account — follows the strictures adopted by the media industry. But at...

Colombia Dismantles Corrupt Asset Seizure Program

...The SAE is linked to the Housing Ministry but is a partly private body — a structure that an unidentified government official told El Espectador was intended to prevent...