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Venezuela Extradites Captured Rastrojos Leader to Colombia

Venezuela extradited the military leader of drug trafficking organization the Rastrojos to his native Colombia, though it is not yet clear whether he will be...
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Even Court-Approved Extraditions Have a Troubled, Bloody History in Guatemala

Guatemala courts have recently approved sending major drug traffickers to face criminal charges in the US, but legal delays or violence could still jeopardize the...
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CICIG Director Bemoans Extradition Delays in Guatemala

With more than a dozen suspects awaiting extradition to other countries, the director of the United Nations-backed anti-impunity body in Guatemala publicly...
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Colombia Expands Extradition Deals with LatAm Countries, Europe

While debating the signing of a new extradition treaty with Mexico, Colombia will seek to establish or modify such deals with six other countries, evidence that...
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Guatemalan Drug Lord to be Extradited to US

Guatemalan drug boss Walther Overdick will be extradited to the United States, highlighting the role of extradition in the Central American country's weak justice...
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Mexico Judges To Allow ‘Queen of the Pacific’ Extradition

Mexican judges have removed a major legal obstacle preventing the extradition of Sandra Avila Beltran, a drug trafficker known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to the...
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Proposal to Speed up Extradition a Double-Edged Sword

A proposed "fast-track" system in the Americas is supposed to speed up lengthy extradition proceedings, but it is a doubled-edged sword that could permanently...
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Mexico Extradites Key Witness in Case Against Generals

Mexico has extradited a former leader of the Beltran Leyva Organization to the US, less than two weeks after the arrest of four high-ranking army officials he has...
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Honduras Blames Journalist Murder on Narcos Protesting Extradition

Honduras' government has said that the murder of journalist Alfredo Villatoro is a backlash by drug traffickers against the country allowing extradition to the US,...
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Venezuela Demands US Extradite DEA Star Witness

Venezuela has demanded the US extradite a former judge who is now cooperating with US law enforcement, giving weight to the judge's accusations against high-ranking...
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Venezuela Judge Turns DEA Informant

A Venezuelan former Supreme Court judge is now in Washington cooperating with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and may be sharing intelligence on...
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Colombia Reassesses Extradition in Anti-Drug Fight

Although it has relied heavily on extraditions in the past as a way to break up powerful criminal networks, the perception that criminals face lighter sentences in...