Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:09
President Obama’s recent pledge of $450 million to support Colombia’s peace process (dubbed “Paz Colombia”) is a significant political boost. However, it is a drop in the bucket in terms of what that South American country will need to demobilize and resettle guerrillas and develop swaths of territory isolated by 50 years of armed conflict.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 07:06
As the Colombian government nears a deal to end to its 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas, it is intensifying another war in the jungles here along the Caribbean coast, the stronghold of a shadowy drug organization known as Clan Úsuga.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 05:06
This super resistant crop is the boliviana mona, and it has been cultivated by most farmers in the Guaviare region since 2014.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 05:45
The Colombian government and the left-wing Farc rebel movement have both asked the UN for a mission to oversee the end of their decades-long conflict.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 06:53
It is essential that the public security entities in the state of Rio de Janeiro devote attention to drug traffickers’ utilization of Rio de Janeiro's forests, which presents an increasing risk to public safety and is transforming an area of environmental preservation into a refuge for armed criminals. Similarly, the Armed Forces must adopt procedures to prevent the recruitment of Soldiers, with special attention to the members of the elite forces.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 06:42
Seven current and former Venezuela military officials are to be tried for allowing illegal drug flights to transit through the country, in a small-scale prosecution that continues to leave the highest ranks of corrupt military untouched.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 07:24
Since the the early 2000s, crime syndicates have increasingly exploited the sub-Saharan region’s weak state institutions, relative poverty, and porous borders to funnel large quantities of cocaine and heroin into Europe and, to a lesser degree, North America. Narcotics trafficking has distorted the economies and politics of a number of African states while enriching violent nonstate actors, including groups linked to terrorism in the region.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 07:42
Anti-drug authorities in Peru eradicated a record amount of coca in 2015, but this achievement is unlikely to have a major impact on the regional drug trade.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 06:18
Illegal coca cultivation is surging in Colombia, erasing one of the showcase achievements of U.S. counternarcotics policy and threatening to send a burst of cheap cocaine through the smuggling pipeline to the United States.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 05:56
Belizean security forces and Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered during Operation CARACOL, a marijuana eradication mission, led by Belizean intelligence forces between Oct. 26-30, 2015, in various sectors of the Central American nation of Belize.