Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:27
The US Coast Guard seized a record $1 billion worth of heroin and cocaine over a four-month period, providing further evidence that maritime drug trafficking in Latin America is seeing a resurgence.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:10
In an offensive started at the beginning of the year — the latest front in a decades-long struggle to control crime — the police have pushed deep into the slums where gangs hold sway and three units of elite troops stand by to join the battle on the streets for the first time.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 06:54
In 2014, almost 300,000 people abandoned their homes to escape threats or violence and sought refuge in another part of the country. No one knows how many have left the country, but in the first half of 2015 almost 24,000 adults and children were deported back to El Salvador after being caught trying to reach the US.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 06:47
The two alleged Shining Path terrorists Alexander Alarcon (Comrade Renan) and Dionisio Ramos (a.k.a. Yuri), captured in the VRAEM area on Sunday, were brought to Lima.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:32
Miguel Ángel Jiménez, who helped uncover mass graves around Iguala, was found shot dead inside his taxi on the outskirts of Acapulco.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:22
The recent release of murder statistics for 2014 in Mexico reveals that the North's longstanding role as the primary driver of bloodshed is declining against the backdrop of a nation significantly safer than in years past.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:17
At least three other journalists have been killed in Brazil this year in retaliation for their work, bringing the number of such cases before the killing of Mr. Carvalho to 16 since 2011. The circumstances surrounding six other cases remain unclear.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:29
The Peruvian government has admitted that the Shining Path Maoist rebel group is still in existence. "We cannot say this terrorist group has been exterminated," said Defence Minister Jakke Valakivi. "It is much weakened, of course, but it continues to operate."
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:22
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) believes Mexico's fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is likely hiding out in his home state of Sinaloa, as it offers him the best chance to avoid detection -- and return to power atop the Sinaloa Cartel.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:19
Judicial officials in Argentina are sounding the alarm over the spread of drug trafficking and organized crime in the country, a rare admission from authorities of the country's growing role in nearly every aspect of the drug trade.