Drug Trade

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 07:17
Colombia's internal drug market has grown over the past few decades and is now worth an estimated $2 billion, a trend driven by changing economic and criminal dynamics in the country.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 06:30
A shootout in Rio de Janeiro refocuses attention on the Brazilian city's use of police pacification units, a controversial violence reduction strategy that has produced mixed results since its implementation in 2008.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 06:41
Every day, Mexico's cartels attempt to ship untold quantities of drugs across the US border. And every day, Mexican and US authorities try to stop them. In recent years, crime groups have begun to experiment with a wide range of innovative methods.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:18
Many of Mexico's most violent cities are home to competing criminal groups and drug-fueled conflicts, a clear sign of how organized crime is contributing to the country's worsening security situation.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:53
Mexican federal authorities discovered a van with a makeshift bazooka apparently meant for shooting packages across the U.S.-Mexico border, according to officials.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:03
US President Barack Obama has once again named mostly Latin American countries as being those most responsible for drug trafficking or production and has singled out the anti-narcotics efforts of the United States' biggest political adversaries in the region for the most criticism.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:02
Italian officials had stumbled on a lucrative new trafficking route that stretched far to the east along the coast of Northern Africa — and always led to Libya, in an area fought over by competing armed groups that included the Islamic State.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 08:14
A rise in drug-related murders has contributed to Costa Rica's homicide rate almost doubling in the past 15 years, as the country's growing role in the regional narcotics trade continues to provoke anxiety among security officials.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 08:17
Drug traffickers have flown cocaine north from the Andes to Central America and the Caribbean for decades, varying their routes to evade law enforcement. But in a more recent twist, they have been flying south into Argentina from Bolivia, outmaneuvering authorities and turning this largely peaceful country into an international narcotics hub.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Mexico's murder rate is getting significantly worse again, after a few years during which the killing had begun to fall off. According to official figures released this week, the number of murders in Mexico during the first half of this year was around 15 percent higher than in the same period of 2015.

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