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Judge Filed Corruption Case: High ranking Uruguayan politicians accused of fraud, extortion and bribes were acquitted and the case was closed.

Judge Filed Corruption Case: High ranking Uruguayan politicians accused of fraud, extortion and bribes were acquitted and the case was closed.

  Judge Fanny Canessa decided today to file the request of the state prosecution process for the imprisonment of Mariano Arana, Maria Julia Munoz and Alberto Rosselli for their  alleged…

Sinaloa Cartel heavily into meth.

Sinaloa Cartel heavily into meth.

The Sinaloa is nowadays the most powerful drug cartel in Mexico, with The Zetas in second place. The Sinaloa Cartel seems to be expanding on a massive level of methamphetamine…

Mexican police in Nuevo León/Monterrey using high tech against crime

Mexican police in Nuevo León/Monterrey using high tech against crime

In Mexico, 1500 new police officers are reinforcing the fight against crime in the state of Nuevo Leon. The police are using the latest military technology, as reported by the Federal Ministry of…

Argentina´s “skirmish on drugs” : most arrested are poor women and foreigners.

Argentina´s “skirmish on drugs” : most arrested are poor women and foreigners.

In Argentina, most people arrested for drug offenses are women or foreigners, according to study made by the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and ngo Intercambios. “Imprisoned for drug offenses…

U.S. liberals start debating budget cuts for Homeland Security

U.S. liberals start debating budget cuts for Homeland Security

The coming wave of U.S. defense budget cuts will apparently be followed by less spending on Homeland Security. Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Government is spending near…

Description of Mexico´s Drug Cartels.

Description of Mexico´s Drug Cartels.

Mexico’s network of drug cartels is nebulous and complex, with organizations merging, splintering and shifting alliances in their quest to control drug-trafficking routes. Below is a rough overview of some…

Cuba condemned to pay $ 2.8 billion to former CIA agent

Cuba condemned to pay $ 2.8 billion to former CIA agent

A U.S. judge has ordered Cuba to pay 2.8 billion dollars in compensation to a Cuban exile for “persecution, torture,  pain and suffering.” The beneficiary, Gustavo Villoldo took part in…

Increased violence in Santiago after two days of general strike; Piñera proposes dialogue with protesters.

Increased violence in Santiago after two days of general strike; Piñera proposes dialogue with protesters.

After two days of violent protests and the death of a 14 year old student, President Sebastian Piñera has launched a new offensive to unlock the student conflict (now supported by…

Study shows Social networking and teen substance abuse are related.

Study shows Social networking and teen substance abuse are related.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in the U.S. found that teens who spend time on the networks are likely to see images of their…

Alvaro Uribe accuses Washington Post of acting recklessly against Colombia

Alvaro Uribe accuses Washington Post of acting recklessly against Colombia

Former President Alvaro Uribe has addressed a letter to The Washington Post in response to an article that alleged that the U.S. aid to fight drug trafficking and guerrilla in Colombia has…

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