Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:51
The security cabinet of Enrique Peña Nieto is concentrated in previously peaceful entities that are now on the doorstep of unprecedented violence, where insecurity has overflowed and authorities have become overwhelmed by criminals and drug traffickers.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:32
The Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Centre writes: The criminalization of the sale and consumption of certain substances, under the model known internationally as ‘the war on drugs’, has been increasingly criticized in a variety of global forums due to its evident failure as a strategy to end the use and abuse of prohibited substances, as well as its impact in filling prisons with people accused of non-violent crimes.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 07:11
In one of the largest and most significant drug seizures in Colombia's history, the National Police confiscated 9.3 tons of cocaine, valued at around $250 million, as part of Operation Agamemnon on May 15th.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:39
Two judges in Mexico have ruled that there is nothing stopping the extradition of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, and following the first of those rulings Guzman was transferred on May 7 to a prison in Ciudad Juarez near the Texas border.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:30
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing to discuss to role of cartels in the combatting drug violece and public health crises. Witnesses from the State Department and the Office of National Drug Control Policy will testify.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:26
Azerbaijan has gotten $20 million in military aid from the U.S. Department of Defense over the last ten years, while Armenia has gotten nearly nothing, a review of U.S. government documents shows.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 07:25
Colombia seized eight metric tons of cocaine from the Urabeños criminal band, but the biggest drug bust in years speaks as much to the shortcomings of one the country's biggest security operations as it does to the effectiveness of its anti-narcotics efforts.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:48
Along the northern coast of Honduras, a unique partnership exists between the Honduran Navy trainers of the Centro de Adiestramiento Naval (Naval Training Center) and U.S. Marine Corps Security Cooperation Team trainers as they work to provide basic skills to new members of the Honduran Navy.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 07:10
The U.S.-driven war on drugs has been ineffective and counterproductive, and in his new book “A History of Violence,” journalist Óscar Martínez shines a light on some of the more devastating consequences of this policy failure in his native El Salvador and surrounding Central American countries.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 06:51
The Salvadoran Navy's Task Force Trident is dismantling narco-trafficking organizations operating in the turbulent waters of the Pacific Ocean, thanks to the intensive training of its members and the support of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).