The government of Chile continues to respond to the September 8 terrorist attack in Santiago on multiple fronts, ramping up metro station security while proposing a special prosecutor’s office and expanded intelligence operations.
The Colombian National Army has intensified its operations against outlaw armed groups that dig illegal mines – an activity that damages the environment.
Agents with the National Police of Peru (PNP), including investigators with the elite Genesis Group recently acted quickly to capture three members of an armed robbery gang known as The Gunmen of Callao.
The USS Ingraham has made quite an impact supporting Operación MARTILLO, a multinational mission to crack down on illicit drug trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.
The Colombian National Army is charged with protecting the country’s civilian population, and it recently extended that role into health care provision by providing medical treatment in the municipality of La Gloria, in the Department of Cesar.
Colombian Minister of Justice Yesid Reyes said he’s concerned the increased growth of synthetic drugs in Europe could cause larger problems in his country, where designer drug use is greater than in neighboring countries.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed creating a multinational common front to fight drug cartels and other organized crime groups operating in Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
The terrorist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) planned a massive extortion scheme this year to alleviate its severe financial problems, according to e-mails analyzed by Colombian security forces in recent months.
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).
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.
FARC weakened and undergoing a severe economic crisis
Colombian musical artists sing for peace
Chilean Police prepare to launch major initiative against microtrafficking
Dominican Republic police use intelligence to dismantle two drug trafficking groups
Latin American health officials prepares to fight Ebola
Nicaragua builds prisons with money seized from drug traffickers
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