Counternarcotics

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:50
Apparently Mexico’s tolerance for violence has its limits. And one of those limits is violence against women. There is nothing new in hearing bands boasting about sexism but in a country where seven women are killed every day, burning a woman alive – even in a work of fiction – is no longer funny. The glorification of violence in narcoculture has finally hit a nerve.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 07:41
In 2006, after taking assuming Mexico’s presidency, Felipe Calderón took the bold initiative to declare war on the cartels controlling drug trafficking. The security forces were no longer able to fight the cartels which were disputing control of an illegal market that is still moves billions of dollars annually.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:53
Costa Rica located dozens of illegal airstrips used by drug traffickers in the last year along its Pacific coast, highlighting the country's growing importance as a drug transit nation. Between November 2015 and March 2016, Costa Rican authorities discovered 35 illegal landing strips, all of them along the Pacific coast, used by traffickers to move drugs and money, reported Costa Rica Hoy.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:40
The U.S. has spent more than $8 billion with little effect over 15 years to counter the flourishing poppy trade that has made Afghanistan the No. 1 supplier of heroin to the world. The Defense Department no longer includes a section on counter-narcotics in its semi-annual report to Congress on Afghanistan. It was absent from the report on “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan” submitted last month and also omitted in the previous submission.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:48
The U.S. government will donate two Island-class cutter patrol boats with a total value of $18.9 million to the Costa Rican Coast Guard. U.S. Assistant Secretary William Brownfield of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs announced the donation following a meeting with President Luis Guillermo Solís at Casa Presidencial Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 07:02
Strategic cooperation between the United States and the Caribbean on issues such as energy security and counternarcotics is taking shape thanks to the efforts of members of Congress.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:15
Former DEA agent in El Salvador Danny Dalton doesn't mince words: Central America's drug trafficking organizations would not be so well developed without the help of corrupt local authorities that have been tolerated by US governments.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 07:19
The safe and effective movement of this amount of troops and supplies during operations conducted by two nations using three different types of rotary-wing and one fixed wing aircraft and hundreds of personnel, many of whom don’t speak the same language, requires synergistic planning and coordination before missions. This coordination is crucial to minimizing or eliminating potential accidents that could occur during mission execution.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 06:52
Former DEA agent in El Salvador Danny Dalton doesn't mince words: Central America's drug trafficking organizations would not be so well developed without the help of corrupt local authorities that have been tolerated by US governments.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:42
Mexico, the United States and Canada will unveil a plan to combat increased opium poppy cultivation and heroin use across North America at a summit later this month, a senior Mexican official said on Thursday.

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