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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,…

Terrorism and Drugs Trafficking: U.S. Congressional Hearings on Counternarcotics Operations.

Terrorism and Drugs Trafficking: U.S. Congressional Hearings on Counternarcotics Operations.

  In an article published last Feb 10th, in Linkedin, Jeffrey Thomas -Homeland Security Research Analyst- is informing about the main points from the hearings of the  U.S. House Foreign…

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…

You need two to tango: with Mexico backing out, Obama is also downplaying narcotics as region’s overriding issue.

You need two to tango: with Mexico backing out, Obama is also downplaying narcotics as region’s overriding issue.

Last week, Mr. Obama returned to capitals in Latin America with a vastly different message. Relationships with countries racked by drug violence and organized crime should focus more on economic…

John Kerry: U.S. has not decided whether to recognize Maduro as President of Venezuela.

John Kerry: U.S. has not decided whether to recognize Maduro as President of Venezuela.

The United States is refusing to acknowledge Nicolas Maduro as the rightfully elected President of Venezuela in a razor-thin victory. The U.S. is also calling for a “credible and transparent…

“War on drugs” is over in Mexico.

“War on drugs” is over in Mexico.

Mexico City.- By command of President Peña, and starting immediately, Mexico’s Federal Police and military personnel will read a series of legal rights to suspects — including rights to know…

Security experts advise Java software due to dangerous security flaw.

Security experts advise Java software due to dangerous security flaw.

Computer users are being advised by security experts to disable Oracle Corp.’s widely used Java software after a security flaw was discovered that they say hackers are exploiting to attack…

In the Western Hemisphere, only Guyana and Suriname join Container Control Programme

In the Western Hemisphere, only Guyana and Suriname join Container Control Programme

 Guyana and Suriname are the first two Caribbean countries to join the highly successful Container Control Programme (CCP) which works with countries to improve port security and prevent the illegal…

Cuban activist leader Oswaldo Paya died in car crash. Circumstances of death are in dispute.

Cuban activist leader Oswaldo Paya died in car crash. Circumstances of death are in dispute.

Oswaldo Payá, an Cuban activist who spent decades trying to build a  movement the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) that would pressure the government of Fidel Castro to allow more freedom…

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