A former ally of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar could spend the rest of his life in prison, thanks to a recent guilty plea in U.S. federal court.
Violence rates in sectors under surveillance have dropped by up to 40 percent since law enforcement authorities installed the video cameras at a cost of $150 million (USD).
More members of Mexico’s violent Sinaloa and Juárez cartels have been brought to justice.
Soldiers of the Colombian National Army destroyed land mines and explosive materials on three separate incidents on October 6.
The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University yesterday.
Troops with FUSINA, an elite Honduran security force comprised of Army soldiers and National Police agents, recently captured Héctor Emilio Fernández Rosa, an alleged drug trafficker suspected of working with Mexican transnational criminal organization Lo
The 34 countries of the Americas strengthened their collective commitment to promote peace and fight international drug trafficking and other transnational criminal enterprises during the Eleventh Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas.
In a new 48-page federal indictment, U.S. authorities charge El Chapo and his top lieutenant, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, with ordering 12 killings and dozens of other acts of violence to promote the Sinaloa Cartel’s criminal activities.
Latin American nations are intensifying their prevention and control efforts to fight the advance of the deadly Ebola virus.
Cooperative efforts between the United States and authorities in Colombia and Honduras have led to two victories in the international fight against drug trafficking.
The Nicaraguan government is using money seized from drug traffickers during Operation Televisa to finance the construction of new prisons, which will help reduce overcrowding.
Security forces working as part of Operation MARTILLO have between July and October seized about 14 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated $423 million (USD).
The “Sword of Honor” offensive by the Colombian National Army against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been an enormous success, cutting into the terrorist group’s capabilities by 26 percent.
After 11 years, Colombia has regained nearly 700 artifacts stolen by a money launderer who worked for drug smugglers.
Defense ministers from 34 countries in the Americas are gathering in Perú to discuss the best ways to protect public safety and promote cooperation among security forces in the Western Hemisphere.
Several months of intelligence gathering and investigation by the Dominican Republican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) culminated in a series of arrests through September that dismantled two international drug trafficking gangs.
Three Colombian drug traffickers who conspired to use speedboats to traffic cocaine into the United States pleaded guilty October 3, marking the culmination of cooperative efforts by officials from both countries to bring them to justice.
Chilean police are preparing to launch in October a major security initiative to fight microtrafficking throughout the country.
The navies of 13 countries recently visited Peruvian waters to participate in the Pacific phase of the UNITAS 55 multinational exercises.
The Argentine National Gendarmerie (GNA) has arrested an alleged high-level leader of the powerful Italian 'Ndrangheta mafia, which has extensive connections in Latin America.
In carrying out two Metro attacks in the country, the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire not only undermined legitimate anarchist groups dedicated to creating lasting social change, it also highlighted its potential to conduct potential large scale terrorist attacks.
The Colombian National Army is attacking the financial structures of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN).
In September, a Colombian judge sentenced Lucia Inés Cifuentes Villa – known as “The Mother” – to 11 years and six months in prison after she pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges.
In the last few years, the Seventh Division of the Army, with the support of a unit of Military Engineers, has been the driving force behind the idea of constructing nine indigenous towns in the departments of Antioquia and Córdoba.
Groups of youths in northern Nicaragua are starting to copy the style and tactics of the violent street gangs known as Mara Salvatrucha, which is also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18.
Working in cooperation, security forces from Panamá, Costa Rica and Colombia captured brothers Edgar and Ever Bustamante Riascos in September in Panama City.
Soldiers with the Colombian National Army’s Second Division and agents with the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) used intelligence to capture an operative known as “Ernesto,” who worked his way up the ranks of the National Liberation Army in the town of San Pablo, in a rural region in the department of Bolivar.
The Mexican Army has captured alleged Beltrán Leyva Organization (BLO) drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva, only days after the head of an associated organization – Cristian Berrelleza-Verduczo – was sentenced to prison.
The navies of nine countries from the Americas – including seven from Latin American nations -- gathered in Chile August for “Partnership of the Americas 2014.”
From land to the sea to the air, drug traffickers in Costa Rica are trying to smuggle in their contraband any way they can – but police are still finding them.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was planning on blowing up an important bridge in the Huila region.
Colombian musical artists sing for peace
FARC weakened and undergoing a severe economic crisis
Chilean Police prepare to launch major initiative against microtrafficking
Naval Forces from 13 countries participate in UNITAS training in Perú
Dominican Republic police use intelligence to dismantle two drug trafficking groups
Italian mafia capo arrested in Argentina
Colombian Army dismantles the FARC’s financial structures
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