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US State Dept claims progress on Latin American security

US State Dept claims progress on Latin American security

And defends 2013 budget requests From congressional testimony by William R. Brownfield Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Statement Before the House Appropriations Committee Washington, DC…

Colombian forces kill 33 FARC guerrillas

Colombian forces kill 33 FARC guerrillas

A Colombian army attack against a FARC camp has left 33 guerrillas dead in an oil region bordering Venezuela, the sharpest blow struck by security forces against the rebel group in the last year,…

Colombia extradites FARC jailer to the U.S.

Colombia extradites FARC jailer to the U.S.

Colombia on Friday extradited another guerrilla to the United States, on charges of holding three kidnapped Americans in the jungle  for over 5 years until they were rescued in 2008.…

Peru captures wounded rebel leader

Peru captures wounded rebel leader

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala announced Sunday his troops had captured the wounded leader of a surviving branch of the once-powerful Shining Path rebel group movement. The former army lieutenant colonel…

Zetas cartel hitman captured in northern Mexico

Zetas cartel hitman captured in northern Mexico

Police in northern Mexico have captured a suspected member of the Zetas drug cartel, who confessed to killing at least 75 people, authorities announced Monday. Enrique Elizondo Flores admitted to…

Top Sinaloa cartel lieutenant killed in raid

Top Sinaloa cartel lieutenant killed in raid

Mexican security forces killed a top aide to the country’s most wanted drug trafficker in a raid in a mountainous area of northern Mexico, defense officials said Monday. Luis Alberto…

US loaned surveillance plane for Jamaica raid

US loaned surveillance plane for Jamaica raid

An American military aircraft helped monitor the deadly 2010 raid by Jamaican security forces to capture a fugitive crime boss, that country’s prime minister has admitted, in spite of earlier…

Zetas issue challenge to Mexican and US governments

Zetas issue challenge to Mexican and US governments

Mexico’s violent Zetas drug cartel has released a new statement challenging the governments of both Mexico and the United States. “Message to the nation, the government, and all of Mexico…

Another Mexican drug lord captured

Another Mexican drug lord captured

Mexican soldiers have arrested Ovidio Limon Sanchez, a top lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel and one of the DEA’s highest profile targets. Captured in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state…

Brazilian police capture Rio druglord

Brazilian police capture Rio druglord

Brazilian police on Thursday captured the most wanted narcotrafficker in Rio de Janeiro, as they took steps to occupy the largest slum in that city in preparation for the 2016…