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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…

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.…

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…

Mexico with paramilitary militia.

Mexico with paramilitary militia.

Mexico’s human rights ombudsman warned that more vigilante groups, of the type that have clashed with authorities in southwestern states, could emerge in different places because the government is not…

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…

Maras in 40 % of Honduras.

Maras in 40 % of Honduras.

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran gangs have expanded in the last decade and are now in 40 percent of the Central American country’s territory, with gang members increasingly targeting people…

Top United Nations officials call for war on organized crime in Central America

Top United Nations officials call for war on organized crime in Central America

Senior United Nations officials yesterday drew the world’s attention to threats posed by transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central America and called for concerted global efforts to combat…

US anti-narcotics using new bases in Honduras

US anti-narcotics using new bases in Honduras

As recently reported in the New York Times, Honduras is the newest front in America’s drug war.  Recent anti-narcotics operations in Mexico have forced over 90 percent of US-bound cocaine from Colombia and Venezuela through…

Mexican government to compensate crime victims

Mexican government to compensate crime victims

  Mexico’s congress approved a law Monday to recognize and protect the rights of crime victims, a longstanding demand in a country where more than 47,500 people have died in 5½…

Zetas now teaming up with Mara Salvatrucha

Zetas now teaming up with Mara Salvatrucha

Guatemalan authorities have begun to see disturbing evidence of an alliance between the Mara Salvatrucha street gang and another of the most feared  criminal organizations in Latin America — a deal that could set back U.S.-backed…

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