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One Third of 2010 Homicides Occurred Along U.S.-Mex Border

After a bloody weekend in Ciudad Juarez, a new analysis of government statistics sheds light on the patterns of violence along Mexico’s northern border, “ground...
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With Decline of Mexico’s Drug Cartels, Violence on the Rise

As Mexican authorities go after the leaders of drug trafficking organizations, to decapitate and dismantle them, the patterns of violence in the country’s drug war...
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Venezuela’s Murder Rate: Beyond the Rhetoric

As both Venezuela’s government and the opposition battle over the significance of the country’s rising murder rate, neither side seems to be focusing on its...
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InSight: Report Tracks How Intra-Cartel Wars Exploded in Mexico

Perhaps the most startling thing about the latest Trans-Border Institute's (TBI) report on violence in Mexico is not just that it is backed up by Mexican government...
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Murder in Colombia: Reduction and Shift into the Cities

Colombia insists that murders hit an historic low in 2010, evidence that the security policy is working and that the rebels and organized crime syndicates are being...
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US Documentary Looks at Juarez’s ‘8 Murders a Day’

An upcoming documentary by a U.S. filmmaker pledges to look at the human side of the record violence hitting Ciudad Juarez, a border city which has become the...
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Fuzzy Math? Some Skeptical of Calderon’s Homicide Stats

With record violence registered last year in Mexico, officials are struggling to frame the drug war policy as successful, even as some critics allege that the...
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Police Surge in Cordoba After Student Killings

Colombian authorities have announced a renewed offensive in the coastal province of Cordoba, where drug-trafficking gangs are clashing over the control of key...
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Where Troops Surged in Mexico, So Did Homicides

Graphics published by Nexos magazine argue that Mexico's homicide rate spiked in places where President Felipe Calderon deployed the...
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Murders Reveal Pattern of Femicides in Guatemala

The burned bodies of three women were found dumped by a road outside Guatemala’s capital Wednesday. The country has one of the highest rates of female homicides in...
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The Cost of Mexico’s Drug War

Last year was the bloodiest year on record since Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, took office four years...
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Calderon Administration Releases Official 2006-2010 Homicide Figures

More than 34,000 Mexicans have died in drug trafficking-related homicides in the four years since Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, declared war on the drug...