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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:24

Bolivia's interior minister has stated that Bolivian cocaine makes up less than one percent of the cocaine sold in the United States, a figure that is likely too low, but nonetheless highlights the fact that Bolivia's drug exports mostly supply a different market from the U.S. 

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:06

The director of an NGO in Colombia has reported that Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel recently met with gangs in Medellin to offer them material support in exchange for allegiance, but it is unlikely the cartel is heavily involved with the city's street gangs. 

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:19

Authorities in Peru have destroyed 54 clandestine landing strips in a major operation targeting aerial drug trafficking, a concerted effort to discourage smugglers from using the so-called air bridge between Peru and Bolivia, but one that will likely bear little fruit. 

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 07:54

Senators in Mexico have proposed an initiative to create a law granting amnesty to imprisoned vigilantes including vigilante leader Jose Manuel Mireles, but the conditions for amnesty suggest the proposal is politically motivated.

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Monday, 22 September 2014 13:10

Two journalists in the Pacific Coast state of Michoacan received money from the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel for presumably giving advice about what communications strategy the group should employ, demonstrating the sometimes nefarious connection between journalists and the criminal subjects they cover. 

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Monday, 22 September 2014 12:37

Colombia's security forces captured 34 members of what the police called "one of the biggest drug trafficking organizations" in the country and linked it to rebels of the FARC, as well as the vaunted neo-paramilitary organization the Urabeños.  

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:45

On September 9 to 10, Venezuela's Attorney General's office organized a conference called "Prevention is Citizen Security." It sought to bring government representatives, academics, police, and community organizers together to discuss prevention "as an indispensable tool to guarantee citizen security."

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Monday, 22 September 2014 10:46

Paraguay's security forces have killed as many as five members of a dissident faction of the EPP guerrilla group in three days, possibly including one of its leaders, dealing a huge blow to the fledgling rebel organization.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 15:12

A string of shootings in Belize City has fed concerns about a spike in gang violence, less than five months after the government's most recent attempt to negotiate a gang truce.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 10:41

Judicial authorities in Mexico have reported that imprisoned Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will serve as a witness in the case against a fellow ex-cartel operator, a development likely to spook other Sinaloa leaders.

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