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El Salvador: Fast becoming SA’s central drug hub

El Salvador has lately become a key player in the drug smuggling industry that is being carried out by cartels both within and outside of the country. Due to the geographical location and relative ease at which smugglers can move within and through the country unhindered, El Salvador is becoming a popular hub for the […]

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Security Services Mexico News – Organised crime continues to fuel homicides in Mexico’s municipalities

Mexico’s efforts to fight organised crime in its most violent municipalities are yet to show tangible results six months later. Despite concerted efforts by the government to fight crime, homicide rates continue to rise. In the six months between September last year and February this year, there was an increase in homicides in 37 of […]

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Security Services Colombia News – Increasing crime levels in Colombia and the impact of the FARC Peace Process

Colombia, like many other Latin American countries, continues to experience a spike in violent crimes. The most worrying aspect of the whole scenario is the diminishing probability of culprits being punished. Most of the violence emanates from the fact is a hub for organised crime. Many officials feel that the increasing crime levels may have […]

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Security Services Ecuador News – Ecuador opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso attacked

A football game attended by Ecuador’s opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso in Quito was disrupted and as Lasso left the stadium together with his family, they were attacked by a mob. According to reports, the mob was armed with sticks, stones, bottles and knives. The leftist mob, described in some quarters as paid agitators, greeted […]

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Head of Guatemala’s CICIG Responds to Smear Campaign

Recent rumours on social media disparaging the head of Guatemala have been attributed to dismantled criminal networks attempting to discredit the work of the anti-impunity. Iván Velásquez gave an interview to CNN en Espanol on February 10, to which he stated that rumours are nothing more than a smear campaign. One of the rumours circulating […]

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Vice President of Venezuela Is Highest Ranking Official Accused of Drug Trafficking

A recent decision by the United Stated to sanction Vice President Tareck El Aissami makes him the highest-ranking official to be accused of drug-trafficking under President Nicolas Maduro’s Government. Sanctions were announced on February 13 by the Treasury Department. The allegations state that the El Aissami had control over the planes that left a Venezuelan […]

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FARC Guerrillas Demobilise, Although Militias Remain in Field

The Government’s High Commissioner for Peace recently tweeted that 5,784 members of the FARC network had agreed to enter the Transitory Hamlet Zones for Normalisation, as well as detailing camps where members of the guerrilla faction will surrender their weapons under the scrutiny of the United Nations. However, it is estimated that the total number […]

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