Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador’s attorney general has accused several police officers of participating in a high-profile case of extrajudicial killings, signaling a desire to reign in heavy-handed anti-gang tactics that have been linked to increases in violence and human rights abuses.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The judge handling the biggest political graft case in Brazil's history says "systemic corruption" has generated "enormous" costs for the country, adding that institutional factors have complicated efforts to address the issue.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 07:56
Colombia was once the kidnap capital of the world, with eight reported abductions a day, but in the past 15 years that number has fallen to less than one a day.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 06:28
Paraguay's anti-drug chief has said the EPP guerrilla group has moved from taxing drug production to producing their own marijuana, but the group's limited manpower and resources restrict any direct and large-scale involvement in the drug trade.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 06:36
Official corruption is facilitating Paraguay's contraband trade, particularly near the Triple Frontier with Brazil and Argentina -- a hot spot for the illicit movement of products ranging from food to stolen cars and a center for money laundering.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 07:59
Colonel Rivas is a veteran of both war and peace. In the early 1980s, he took the US suggestion that El Salvador separate its security departments from the military to then-Defense Minister General Eugenio Vides Casanova; no one listened to him.
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:08
Employees of Mexico's federal judiciary confirmed in a radio interview that El Chapo would appear in a video conference in early October to testify in the case against Teodoro Garcia Simental, alias "El Teo," reported Excelsior.
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 00:00
It is likely that the PCC's monthly earnings are far in excess of $2.5 million a month
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 00:00
Ecuador has become a maritime drug transfer point for traffickers from Mexico and Colombia. The fishing boats are hijacked or used as service stations, and the ports are a major weak point
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 00:00
This contrasting approach -- carrots in Michoacan, sticks in Guerrero -- underscores the federal government's patchwork assessment of a threat that has little or nothing to do with drug trafficking