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U.S. Drug Crisis and Police-Community Unity.

U.S. Drug Crisis and Police-Community Unity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. America’s drug pandemic demands a collaboration of our…

Negotiating?: Guzman wants to stay in a Mexican jail.

Negotiating?: Guzman wants to stay in a Mexican jail.

The leader of Sinaloa Cartel Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman’s capture marks a triumph for Mexico´s President Peña Nieto, whose government last July seized the leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Trevino,…

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…

O.A.S. Interamerican Human Rights Court: is valid & legal to use military to fight crime and maintain order.

O.A.S. Interamerican Human Rights Court: is valid & legal to use military to fight crime and maintain order.

The President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights  (CIDH) of the Organization of the American States (O.A.S.) the Peruvian Judge Diego Garcia Sayan has endorsed the legality of the…

Brazil: lower spending on public safety.

Brazil: lower spending on public safety.

Recent surveys reflect public safety has not been the priority of the current Brazilian government. The surveys are talkinf about little investment public safety, high rates of crime and homicide,…

Gulf Cartel leader captured by Mexican Navy

Gulf Cartel leader captured by Mexican Navy

Mexican authorities have announced the capture of one of the country’s most wanted drug bosses, the head of the Gulf Cartel, marking another victory in President Felipe Calderon’s crackdown on organized crime.…

Mexican police fire on US embassy vehicle; two wounded

Mexican police fire on US embassy vehicle; two wounded

Authorities in Mexico are unsure why federal police opened fire on a U.S. Embassy vehicle on a rural mountain road south of the capital, leaving two U.S. government workers wounded.…

Spanish police claim to block cartel expansion

Spanish police claim to block cartel expansion

Spanish police and the FBI have reportedly blocked a major Mexican drug cartel from launching a European operation. Sinaloa cartel member Jesus Gutierrez Guzman was part of the operation. Guzman is alleged…

Tons of marijuana discovered with new cross-border tunnels

Tons of marijuana discovered with new cross-border tunnels

Three highly sophisticated drug smuggling tunnels equipped with lighting and ventilation – including one with a railcar system – have been discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border in less than a week,…

New elite anti-drug units proposed for Mexico

New elite anti-drug units proposed for Mexico

The leading security adviser for Mexico’s incoming president announced Friday that he is recommending the creation of elite units of police and troops who will target not just major drug traffickers but also…

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