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Sep 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Government tightens controls along its border with Mexico.
Sep 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Latin American leaders at ground zero of the war on drugs called for a new approach on July 26, saying the current drive to crush powerful cartels has failed to reduce consumption.
Sep 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Sep 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Peru is the second largest producer of coca – the source plant for cocaine – after Colombia, as measured by the amount of land devoted to the crop, according to UN figures out on September 26.
Sep 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
On September 26, the Armed Forces of El Salvador destroyed almost 900 firearms seized from criminal organizations in the country, with the assistance of specialists from the Organization of American States (OAS) and with the organization’s Secretary of Multidimensional Security Adam Blackwell as a witness.
Sep 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Crime gangs are likely to engage in a messy battle over lucrative drug smuggling routes through Venezuela following the arrest of Colombia’s last major drug lord, experts said.
Sep 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
During the UN General Assembly, on September 25, Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, highlighted that the decrease of violence in his country is due to a truce between gangs, and is seeking assistance from the United States to end drug trafficking.
Sep 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
After his participation in the IV South American Defense Conference held in Bogotá, Colombia, from July 24-26, Lieutenant General Marco Aurelio Torales, Commander of Paraguay’s Joint Staff, talked to Diálogo about the cooperation between the Armed Forces of his country and others in the Hemisphere, as well as the advocacy for Paraguayan indigenous people’s rights and human rights in general, among other topics.
Sep 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
In Bogotá, drug addiction rehab centers could provide addicts with drugs seized from drug traffickers, or legally purchased by foreign laboratories, stated Mayor Gustavo Petro on September 24.
Sep 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
On September 24, Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), offered his firm support to Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and Central America in the fight against drug trafficking, stating that the region needs more assistance in that battle.
Sep 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
‘‘Unless they come clean, and the facts are indeed mentioned,’‘ it won’t be possible to ‘‘build a path for peace,’‘ the official told the press after a military ceremony in Bogotá.
Sep 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
The distribution of free drugs to addicts at specialized government clinics was one of the many suggestions presented during a conference on September 21, 2012, at the south campus of Florida International University (FIU), in Miami, in an effort to prevent the proliferation of transnational criminal organizations (TCO). The seminar served as a forum to talk about a better understanding of the drug problem and how to fight it.
Sep 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
Guinea-Bissau, a hub of international drug trafficking, is powerless to fight the narcotics trade alone, its interim president said on September 24, calling on the international community for help.
Sep 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Nicaraguan Army’s Naval Force seized a ton of cocaine and arrested six people that were on-board a fishing boat flying the national flag in the Caribbean, informed an official source on September 22.
Sep 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Chilean Army will remove anti-tank land mines planted during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), near the road that leads to a national park located in Patagonia, southern Chile, according to a military source.
Sep 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
At least 70 FARC anti-personnel mines were seized by Colombian Army troops in a rural area of Arauca department (east), on the border with Venezuela, informed authorities on September 23.
Sep 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
‘‘Karina’‘ is a 16-year-old gang member who learned to play the violin, and now she is part of a string orchestra that includes 30 girls from two rival gangs that subjected the country to violence and set its crime rates among the highest in the world.
Sep 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
On the evening of September 23, during a regional tour in Lima, Mexico’s elected president Enrique Peña Nieto, stated that Mexican relations with Peru would contribute to fighting against organized crime and drug trafficking.
Sep 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian National Navy Units of Colombia’s National Navy found 1,157.6 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride in the false bottom of two ships. The operations were carried out in the departments of Córdoba and Antioquia on September 22.
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
The defense ministers of Argentina and Uruguay have signed an air trafficking control agreement paving the way for increased regional security cooperation. Argentina already has similar accords in place with Brazil and Paraguay, and is planning to replicate the deal with Bolivia.