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International criminal gangs like Mara Salvatrucha and “La 18” sending foot soldiers into the U.S.

International criminal gangs like Mara Salvatrucha  and “La 18” sending foot soldiers into the U.S.

Criminal networks with Latin American roots, such as MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are using the administration’s open-door policy at the border to slip in recruits that are causing…

Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina hails major Caribbean human rights advancement

Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina hails major Caribbean human rights advancement

350,000 people have regularized their documentation in the Dominican Republic No outstanding cases of statelessness yet verified by the UNHRC President commits to resolve any remaining and properly documented cases…

Corruption impact LatAm, says U.S. 2014 Human Right Report.

Corruption impact LatAm, says U.S. 2014 Human Right Report.

The 2014 Human Rights Practices report emphasizes the impact of corruption in most Latin American countries, but in particular in countries where organized crime has a strong presence such as Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia. In Mexico,…

Cyber security worsening in Caribbean Region.

Cyber security worsening in Caribbean Region.

Most Caribbean Governments and companies have yet to take seriously the threat posed by cyber attack. This is despite signs that the region is not immune to the actions of…

Central America war on drugs expands to Caribbean Region.

Central America war on drugs expands to Caribbean Region.

An increasingly vicious war on drugs taking place on mainland Central America is gradually pushing criminal activity offshore. Demand for drugs – in particular cocaine – in Europe and North…

“Kirchner 2” in Honduras: the story of the Zelayas and next november elections.

“Kirchner 2” in Honduras: the story of the Zelayas and next november elections.

      On November 24 of this year, Hondurans will go to the polls in general elections to select a new president to replace outgoing President Porfirio Lobo Sosa.…

Drugs through Caribbean destined to U.S. doubled

Drugs through Caribbean destined to U.S. doubled

Drug trafficking through the Caribbean doubled in the first half of 2013 compared to the previous year, according to the DEA, as traffickers return to the region to escape the…

Guatemala: Immigration Head arrested accused on people smuggling and false passports.

Guatemala: Immigration Head arrested accused on people smuggling and false passports.

  Jose Alberto de Leon Gramajo, head of passports in Guatemala’s Department of Immigration,  has been arrested on human trafficking and/or people smuggling charges, highlighting Guatemala’s role as a hub…

Maras gangs in Spain.

Maras gangs in Spain.

The Maras (U.S. street gangs expulsed to Central America, specially El Salvador and Honduras) have established in Spain since 2005.  According to a government report obtaine by spanish paper La…

Costa Rica doing intel on latinamerican criminal organizations.

Costa Rica doing intel on latinamerican criminal organizations.

The Public Security Ministry introduced legislation that, if approved, will allow a special team of intelligence agents placed at “tico” embassies and consulates could spy on criminal organizations in Colombia,…

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