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Newsletter The Americas Post – September 4th 2011.

1) PRI´s Advisor Judge Baltasar Garzon against drug decriminalization, call on global war on money laundering and to investigate Rating Agencies.

Besides being an advisor of the Organization of American States OAS, and directly involved in the peace process in Colombia, the Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón has been very active in other matters related to latinamerican politics.  This week , in Mexico, Judge Garzón…

2) Jamaican drug lord Christoper ‘Dudus’ Coke faces 23 years in jail.

Christoper “Dudus” Coke pleaded guilty to trafficking three tonnes of marijuana and 30lbs of cocaine into America, as well as ordering the stabbing of a New York drug dealer.  Coke, 42, told a judge in New York: “I’m…

3) FBI: Be Aware of Recent Cyber Crime Scams.

The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports recent cyber crime trends and new twists to previously-existing cyber scams. They include:

4) Univisión: Bolivian Police Commander Oscar Nina accused of complicity with Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and Sinaloa Cartel.

In Univision´s report, released Thursday, the network linked the former commander of the Bolivian Police General Oscar Nina with the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera , known as “Chapo” (Shorty).  The Police Commander Nina allegedly provided protection when Chapo Guzman was in Bolivia.  However, Nina..

5)El Salvador will apply military discipline to young people to counter Maras bad influence.

The Minister of National Defence of El Salvador, David Munguia Payés , said that the plan is aimed at those young people “at risk” living in areas of influence of the “maras” (dangerous international gang, linked to Zetas and other criminal groups) . The project will be..

6) Montevideo: 11th Summit of Latin America Interpol Working Group on cyber & tech crime.

During the inauguration in Montevideo, Uruguay of the XI International Conference of the Interpol Working Group on Technology Crime (including cybercrime) , the President of the Interpol Working Group Mr. Miguel Angel Justo (from Argentina) said that “the police of the countries of Latin America must…

7) Crime and Violence within social networks like Facebook.

In the beginning, social networks were just a new way of socializing among friends and business people. In the last years, some people are using these networks for other purposes than family and friends.  Using facebook some people started a political movement that ended in Egyptian revolution against Mubarak.

Others organize urban riots like some British youngsters recently did in London and Birmingham. Others organize groups in Facebook to sell them illegal narcotics, like it happened in the brazilian slums.  Also Facebook and social networking is now used for teen violence, school harassment, gang activity and organized crime.  That is why, Police…

8) Corruption: High ranked uruguayan leftist politicians risk jail accused of fraud, extortion,bribes and power abuse.

The state prosecution in Uruguay asked the Judge for prison prosecutions against the leftist politicians Mariano Arana, Maria Julia Munoz and Alberto Rosselli accused of fraud, extortion (bribes) and power abuse.  This new development is..

9) Sinaloa Cartel seems to be expanding on a massive level of methamphetamine production

The Sinaloa is nowadays the most powerful drug cartel in Mexico, with The Zetas in second place.

The Sinaloa Cartel seems to be expanding on a massive level of methamphetamine production, filling the void left by the virtual  dissolution of the cartel La Familia that was once the principal in the production and illegal trafficking of synthetic drugs.

It is believed that the cartel is..

10) Mexican police in Nuevo León/Monterrey using high-tech against crime.

Mexican troops have now the support of armored units, motorcycles, ambulances, police cars, high tech communications and helicopters Black Hawk, all equipped with latest instruments. Also surveillance cameras, a high tech police headquarter, etc. With these means, new units in…