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Capture of ‘Artemio’ Spells End for Shining Path Faction

The capture of “Comrade Artemio,” one of the last of the Shining Path rebels’ old guard to remain at large, is a security success for Peru’s government, but is...
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Two Injured in ‘Shining Path’ Attack on Police

A group of alleged Shining Path rebels attacked a police station in the department of Cusco, injuring two police...
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Honduras: Home to the New Ciudad Juarez?

Reports that San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has taken the place of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as the most violent city in the hemisphere are a result of shifts in...
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FARC is Least of Colombia’s Problems in Land Restitution

The uproar over reports that the FARC rebels own over 40,000 hectares of land in two of Colombia’s departments is a red herring, distracting from the monumental...
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Mining and Crime Intersect in Colombia Gold Rush Town

With over eight million hectares in Colombia already licensed for mining projects, the municipality of Anori may indicate what lies in store for the rest of the...
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A Massacre In Mexico: What Really Happened To The Hartsells? Part II

One day in late December, a group of gunmen wreaked a trail of destruction through the highways of Veracruz, seemingly killing at random. Their motives are still...
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A Massacre in Mexico: What Really Happened to the Hartsells? Part I

The killing of a Texas family on a bus in east Mexico before Christmas remains a mystery; it does not appear that robbery was the central motive and the Zetas were...
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Outlaw’s Roost: The Story of Saric’s Battle Against ‘El Chapo’

The tiny municipality, or 'municipio,' of Saric, with its 27 miles of desert frontage opposite the Arizona border, is a case study in Mexico-The-Invisible. Saric...
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Central Mexico is New Danger Zone for Migrants

A route through the center of Mexico, from close to Mexico City up to Coahuila on the US border, has become an increasingly risky path for migrants passing through...
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Heating Up the Plaza: How Mexico’s Gangs Use Scorched Earth Tactics

Mexico's drug gangs do not just fight each other with bullets, but through tactics like having rivals' birthday parties busted by the police, or commiting random...
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Mexican Spillover Violence: The Riddles Grow

Is Mexico’s drug war spilling into the United States? Two recent cases bring new prominence -- and new confusion -- to this old...
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UN: Smugglers Favor Bolivia-Paraguay Drug Flight Route

Ten "narco-planes" used to smuggle drugs between Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay have been found so far this year, suggesting that despite efforts by the three...