Drug Trade

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 06:51
In its 2015 annual drug assessment, the DEA emphasizes Mexico cartel dominance of the US drug market, highlighting the growing strength of the Jalisco Cartel.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 06:48
The government of Argentina has announced they are on high alert due to information that El Chapo tried to enter their country.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 04:09
Colombian police say criminal group the Urabeños have been allocating land to local communities in order to build up support, which arguably has helped leader "Otoniel" escape the massive manhunt meant to capture him.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 03:57
Authorities in Panama say they have dismantled a criminal network run by Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel and Colombia's FARC guerrillas, offering further evidence of how the Mexican criminal group has built ties with Colombian rebels in order to advance their drug trafficking interests.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 06:47
Officials in the Dominican Republic assert drug traffickers are now diverting shipments to neighboring Haiti, a suspicious claim that nonetheless highlights larger trends in Caribbean trafficking routes.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 06:25
A new report stating that a shadowy drug trafficker, known as "Puntilla Pachon," has become Colombia's latest narco boss brings into question whether criminal figureheads are still needed to regulate the underworld.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:23
Little Ricardo is a small player in Manaus' violent drug trade, which has flourished in recent years as the Amazonian capital has grown into a major transit point, supplying an increasing domestic and European demand for cocaine. Homicides rose by 166 percent between 2002 and 2012 and stood at 37 killings per 100,000 inhabitants in 2014 the majority of which local security officials say is connected to the drug trade.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 06:14
The Dominican Republic says it will seek the extradition of two French pilots who fled the country after being convicted of drug trafficking.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 06:25
A Peruvian army lieutenant arrested for allegedly letting small planes ferry cocaine unhindered from the world’s No. 1 coca-producing valley was getting bribes of $10,000 a planeload that he apparently shared with his superiors, the prosecutor said Friday.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:00

Demanding answers to structural and stability challenges facing their nation, Argentines will take to the polls on October 25 to elect a new president. Sunday will mark the end to 12 years of kirchnerismo, the peronist political movement born under presidential couple Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and the late Néstor Kirchner, once lauded a leftist success for its sustained economic growth and robust spending on social programs.