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International Arms Trafficking Implications in Panama

Security officials may be part of an international arms trafficking network in Panama SHARETweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Google+ Authorities in Panama are asking the United States for assistance in investigating an international arms trafficking network that may have included the participation of former security officials, raising questions about the […]

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President Causes Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has pushed his country to the brink of a constitutional crisis in his eagerness to rid himself of the anti-corruption commission that has accused him of illegally financing the election campaign that brought him into power. Morales’ hunger to oust the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (Comisión Internacional Contra la […]

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Power Attack on Venezuela Military Base

A recent attack by Colombian criminal group, Los Rastrojos, on a military base in Venezuela confirms that the group is gathering strength in the country and will not hold back in its confrontations with Venezuelan security forces in order to safeguard its criminal markets along the border. On October 30, between 70 and 100 Rastrojos […]

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Colombia Authorities & New Anti-Drug Proposals

Colombia’s newly announced proposals to disrupt drug production by cutting access to power sources and alkaloids to rural areas might sound innovative on paper but are unlikely to have a major impact on the drug trade and may end up hurting long-suffering residents. Colombia Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez announced his proposed “disruption policy” in […]

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Proposed Reform in Mexico is Feared Unlikely to Yield Change in Security

Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has used his transition period before taking office in December to launch a series of proposals to reform the nation’s security agencies. But the substance of these plans sheds light on Mexico’s age-old impulse to rely on needless reorganization as a substitute for institutional improvement. Among the most dramatic […]

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International Collaboration Terminates Drug Trafficking Network

A joint operation between four Latin American countries dismantled a drug trafficking organization, demonstrating the success of regional cooperation policies in the fight against sophisticated transnational organized crime structures whose diversified and specialized operations extend across the continent. On August 14, 2018, authorities from Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico announced the arrest of 38 people […]

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