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Mercosur Bloc Rejects U.S. military threats against Maduro.

Mercosur Bloc Rejects U.S. military threats against Maduro.

South American trade bloc Mercosur rejects the use of force in Venezuela, a statement sent by Argentina’s foreign ministry said on Saturday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened…

Mercosur: South America´s trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns

Mercosur: South America´s trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns

Mercosur (South American Trade Association) suspended Venezuela indefinitely on Saturday,  for failing to uphold democratic norms amid an intensifying crackdown of Maduro´s regime on dissent in the South American country. Mercosur…

Report.- Risk Rating Kidnapping in Mexico and regions of the world acc to german agency.

Report.- Risk Rating Kidnapping in Mexico and regions of the world acc to german agency.

EXOP’s Kidnapping Risk Overview provides a short global overview and trend about the kidnapping risk for foreigners and local staff of international companies and organisations. The Center for Research &…

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…

S. American Tri Border Area is a crime hub.

S. American Tri Border Area is a crime hub.

Terrorism in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) has become a salient, highly-publicized issue. The region is frequently called a counterfeit capital, crime hub, and breeding ground for terrorists. Analyzing terrorist activities,…

Paraguay not equipped to fight drug trafficking.

Paraguay not equipped to fight drug trafficking.

According to a report published by paraguayan newspaper ABC , Mr. Luis Rojas the nominated new head of Paraguay’s anti-narcotics agency SENAD has admitted the scale of the country’s drug…

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…

Paraguay´s Senate: Constitutional move kicked Lugo without “minimum standards of due process”. New President is Federico Franco.

Paraguay´s Senate: Constitutional move kicked Lugo without “minimum standards of due process”. New President is Federico Franco.

Paraguay’s newly sworn-in president Federico Franco set about forming a new government Saturday as he promised to honor foreign commitments, respect private property and reach out to Latin American leaders…

2000-2010: Another lost decade for South America´s economic competitiveness and social welfare.

2000-2010: Another lost decade for South America´s economic competitiveness and social welfare.

“There’s no doubt that with the growth of China, we’ve seen a re-commoditization of Latin America,” said Colombia’s Mining Minister Mauricio Cárdenas, an economist and former Director of the Latin…

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