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Security for 2018 World Cup Russia

International sporting events always pose a significant security threat, and none more so than this years FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.  With President Putin looking set to be re-elected in March 2018, the tournament could face it’s toughest security challenges yet. Russia, and the Putin administration in particular have often courted controversy, and this […]

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When Will It End? Venezuela’s Maduro Administration Strengthens Criminal Ties

As Venezuela’s political, economic and social crisis deepened in 2017, the country once again became a major player in organised crime in the Americas.  President Nicolás Maduro and his administration appear to have failed to weaken either the epidemic of organised crime or international drug trafficking that is overrunning the nation. Drugs from Colombia continue to […]

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US Issues DO NOT TRAVEL Warnings For Mexican States

Black Mountain Solutions have recently been made aware that the US authorities have issued new security warnings for individuals travelling to several Latin American countries.  On the 10th January, a statement on the US State Department’s online information platform for travel, announced a new four-level system for describing security conditions in foreign countries.  Advisories were also […]

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Violent Attacks In Colombia After ELN Ceasefire, Cast Doubt On Peace Agreement

January 9th marked the end of a three-month temporary ceasefire between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army, the countries largest active guerrilla group.  Black Mountain Solutions were disappointed to hear that multiple attacks have occurred since then, including the killing of a soldier and the bombing of a pipeline, casting serious doubts over […]

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Millions in Assets Seized in Honduras With Links to Cachiros

Honduras authorities are believed to have seized property assets worth millions of dollars that are thought to be associated with the Cachiros network of drug traffickers, delivering yet another blow to the country’s criminal structure. Security services in Honduras carried out over 10 raids, seizing 11 businesses and 131 properties and the entire value of […]

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Fresh Allegations Move Maduro Closer To Criminal Charges

The former attorney general of Venezuela claims she has provided proof to prosecutors in the US which is evidentiary support that President Nicolás Maduro was involved in criminal undertakings. This evidence against President Maduro is now potentially leaving him in a situation in which he is facing criminal charges and his administration is defenseless to […]

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