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Real Institute Elcano's map* of Europe's drug trade

Mexican Cartels Expanding Influence in Europe: Europol

The latest report from the European Police Office describes increasingly diverse and complex trafficking routes and criminal ties between the Americas and Europe,...
Mexican soldiers deployed to fight drug gangs in Ciudad Juarez

UN Report Highlights Regional Consequences of Mexico’s Drug War

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC) latest report on the state of organized crime in Central America and the Caribbean suggests Mexico's drug war...

IACHR: Prison Overcrowding Fuels Human Rights Abuses

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) released a report alleging that overcrowding in prisons across the region are contributing to the “systematic...

3 Recommendations for the New US-Mexico Border Strategy

The US Border Patrol's new strategy employs a radical change of thinking, measuring success in terms of the agency's ability to prioritize and react to the most...

Drug Use in the Americas: OAS

The Organization of American States' (OAS) first report on drug consumption in the Americas offers a sweeping look at recent trends in illegal substance use...

US Chamber of Commerce Faults Piracy in Latin America

The US Chamber of Commerce has named 13 countries in Latin America as not doing enough to combat counterfeiting and piracy. Thought to be the second biggest illicit...

Most Guns in Mexico Traced to US Dealers: Govt Data

In a finding that will do little to slow the debate about the origin of weapons used by Mexico's bloody drug cartels, Justice Department data shows that close to 70...

160,000 Mexicans Displaced in 2011, Most by Drug Violence: UN

A new report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says 160,000 people were internally displaced in Mexico last year, most of them as a result of the drug war,...

State Department Paints Grim Picture of Central America’s Drug Trade

The US State Department 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report praises Colombia's fight against drugs, but has a darker assessment of the...

UN Report Enforces Orthodox Drug Strategy

The UN's latest annual report on drug trafficking offers a bleak assessment of efforts to fight drug trafficking and presents some sharp criticism for the growing...

DHS Progress and Challenges in Securing the US Southwest and Northern Borders: GAO

The director of United States Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Richard M. Stana, addressed the GAO on March 30, 2011, updating them on the efforts being made...

UNODC: The Role of Corruption in Trafficking in Persons

The UNODC report focuses on the close interrelation between corruption and human trafficking, critiquing existing international legal instruments that deal only...