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Peruvian taxi destroyed in old border minefield

Peruvian taxi destroyed in old border minefield

Chilean army explosives specialists recovered the remains of a Peruvian taxi out of a minefield on Saturday. At least one person was killed in the explosion that tore apart the taxi the…

Women rising in the ranks of Mexican drug cartels

Women rising in the ranks of Mexican drug cartels

The high casualty rate in Mexico’s drug war has seen women advance rapidly in the ranks of drug cartels, where they are increasingly gaining more power, according to a new book. “Female Bosses of Narco-Traffic,” by…

New Tiger on the block: Colombia is now open, says President Santos in Wall Street.

New Tiger on the block: Colombia is now open, says President Santos in Wall Street.

On Friday, May 25, Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  During his visit, the President met with NYSE Euronext executives,…

Zetas lieutenant “El Loco” arrested for massacre

Zetas lieutenant “El Loco” arrested for massacre

The Mexican army this week accused top leaders from the ultra-violent Zetas drug cartel of ordering the dumping of 49 mutilated bodies in a northern Mexico town square, then hanging banners around the country denying responsibility…

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…

Fourth top Mexican army officer arrested for drug trafficking

Fourth top Mexican army officer arrested for drug trafficking

A fourth high-ranking Mexican army officer has been arrested for possible connections to a drug trafficking cartel. Mexico’s department of defense announced that Lt Col Silvio Hernandez Soto had been…

Dozens wounded in Bogota bomb attack as Free Trade Agreement takes effect

Dozens wounded in Bogota bomb attack as Free Trade Agreement takes effect

A bomb aimed at a hardline former interior minister killed two of his bodyguards and injured at least 31 people in Bogotá’s uptown commercial district Tuesday, in the kind of…

Former CIA official says US overrun with foreign spies

Former CIA official says US overrun with foreign spies

A higher number of foreign spies are active on U.S. soil today than there were during the Cold War, according to a former top CIA officer. Hank Crumpton, former deputy…

Drug war body count soaring in Mexico

Drug war body count soaring in Mexico

Mexican police recovered 18 decapitated and dismembered bodies  near  Guadalajara Wednesday, in what appeared to be the latest atrocity by the country’s most brutal drug cartel. Believed to be the work…

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…

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