Friday, October 21, 2016 - 06:33
Authorities in Guatemala say they have arrested 365 alleged Salvadoran gang members this year, a strikingly high number that may be due to more than just repressive security policies pushing gang members out of El Salvador and into neighboring countries.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:39
The US government’s recent accusations against several alleged drug traffickers, among them military officials, have placed Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernández in an impossible position: between some of his staunchest local allies, including his own family, and his most important international backer.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:37
Nearly three dozen mayors, congressmen, judges, military officials and police officers in Honduras are reportedly being investigated for their connections to a drug cartel, a potentially explosive probe that could help expose the deep links between elites and organized crime in the country.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:57
Peru's government will once again implement a militarized security strategy for the coca-producing VRAEM region, a policy which will could lead to increased confrontations between authorities and the Shining Path guerrilla group.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 06:21
As former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe digs his claws into the carefully crafted peace agreement between Colombia's government and the FARC guerrillas, the debate over prosecuting rebel commanders for drug trafficking crimes will surely rise to the fore, providing a potentially accord-busting power to the former executive.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 06:41
Every day, Mexico's cartels attempt to ship untold quantities of drugs across the US border. And every day, Mexican and US authorities try to stop them. In recent years, crime groups have begun to experiment with a wide range of innovative methods.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:18
Many of Mexico's most violent cities are home to competing criminal groups and drug-fueled conflicts, a clear sign of how organized crime is contributing to the country's worsening security situation.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:31
Results of Mexico's antinarcotics strategy in 2016 show that seizures of all types of drugs and of weapons reserved for military use are down while homicides and the production of synthetic drugs and heroin have increased dramatically.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:53
Mexican federal authorities discovered a van with a makeshift bazooka apparently meant for shooting packages across the U.S.-Mexico border, according to officials.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 07:58
Monday’s move to sideline Sen. Leila De Lima, who has emerged as one of the president’s most vocal critics, came as Mr. Duterte said his antidrug campaign may have to run as long as a year, rather than the three to six months he initially promised.