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How to tackle being kidnapped.

How to tackle being kidnapped.

Kidnappings are a distressing experiences for all involved, but if handled professionally from the onset, an agreement will be reached, a ransom paid, and the hostage will be safely released.…

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,…

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…

Pros and cons of mexican president Peña Nieto against the drug cartels.

    There have been several significant arrests since the mexican President Peña Nieto came to power: a) Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the legendarily sadistic leader of Los Zetas,  b)…

Sinaloa Cartel could be after high powered weapons to protect “El Chapo” Guzman.

Sinaloa Cartel could be after high powered weapons to protect “El Chapo” Guzman.

In order to strengthen its personal army of bodyguards, “El Chapo” Guzman’s from the Sinaloa Cartel tried to buy high-powered weaponry, including Stinger surface-to-air missiles and anti-tank weapons, according to…

Bolivia and Brazil signed military joint actions, while Senator Pinto still in exile.

Bolivia and Brazil signed military joint actions, while Senator Pinto still in exile.

March 3rd.- The governments of Bolivia and Brazil on Saturday signed joint actions to combat drug trafficking and organized crime, protection of migrants and regional integration. The initiatives were defined…

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,…

“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…

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.…

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