Monday, October 19, 2015 - 05:52
In a setback for its multibillion-dollar effort to help Mexico fight its drug war, the U.S. State Department has decided that Mexico failed to reach some human rights goals, triggering a cutoff of millions of dollars in aid.
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 06:58
U.S. agents were able to pinpoint Guzman's phone and traced it to the Sierra Madre mountain range, where they believed he was hiding out at a ranch. Mexican soldiers then stormed the location, but reportedly found only the phone and some clothes.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 06:35
Peru's defense minister announced Wednesday an investigation into allegations of military corruption in the world's No. 1 cocaine-producing valley after The Associated Press reported that the armed forces turned a blind eye to the ferrying of cocaine abroad by small planes.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 07:11
Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Islam Karimov and Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Thursday expressed their readiness to contribute to peace and stability both at the regional and international level during the meeting in Tashkent, reports Interfax.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:48
Colombia will shift its focus in the fight against illegal drugs by funding the planting of legal crops, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday as the government halts aerial fumigation in one of the world's top cocaine producers.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 08:14
The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged involvement in a cocaine trafficking scheme. The indictments, secured in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting called "Operation Naked King," have not been previously reported.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:20
A sweeping new report by 17 organizations across Latin America, the United States and Canada calls attention to how drug policies have infringed on human rights. The study covers a wide range of issues, from lengthy prison sentences for minor drug offenders to prohibitive drug policies that run counter to international human rights and highlights how harsh drug policies often have a disproportionate effect on the most vulnerable sectors of society.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 06:13
On 1 May 2015 the Mexican military announced ‘Operation Jalisco’, a full-spectrum security engagement to tackle violence and drug trafficking in Jalisco, a state in Western Mexico.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 07:09
Authorities in Colombia said they seized over 1 metric ton of cocaine disguised as printer ink and bound for Mexico.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:01
Plan Colombia is a joint effort by the Colombian and U.S. governments, initiated in 1999 to end the armed conflict, ongoing since the 1960s, between left-wing guerrilla groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and governmental forces.