Repeated blockades by coca farmers in Colombia are stopping state agents from eradicating their crops, in a reminder of the challenges the authorities face in implementing the eradication and substitution plan developed during peace talks with the FARC guerrillas.
El Salvador Attorney General Douglas Meléndez has ordered the arrest of several prominent suspects accused of judicial corruption, including his own predecessor, an unprecedented move that suggests Meléndez's office is prepared to pursue high-profile corruption cases.
Two sons of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, allegedly kidnapped from a restaurant in Jalisco by rivals, have been released unharmed after secret negotiations.There is still uncertainty surrounding the incident as well as the implications for Mexico's underworld.
Warnings of new criminal groups emerging in one of Colombia's most important drug trafficking hubs suggests further violence is in store for the Pacific region as the country's underworld adjusts to the FARC guerrillas' expected demobilization.
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