Feb 28, 2014, 1:00 AM
Modernizing the fleet of aircraft and making sure they are well-maintained is a high priority, said Defense Minister Agustín Rossi.
Feb 28, 2014, 1:00 AM
The new lab will help make investigations and the criminal justice system more efficient and effectiv.
Feb 27, 2014, 1:00 AM
Witnesses in the trial, which was held in one of Guatemala’s new, high-security Courts for High Risk Crimes included survivors of the massacre, who described finding the bodies of men, women and children, most of whom had been tortured and decapitated.
Feb 25, 2014, 1:00 AM
Government leaders from throughout Central and South America have congratulated the Mexican government for the capture of fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Feb 24, 2014, 1:00 AM
Many of these children and teenagers are also sexually exploited by their organized crime captors, according to a recent report.
Feb 24, 2014, 1:00 AM
Between 2004 and 2010, Colombia, which has a population of 47 million people, recorded the highest homicide rate in South America, according to the United Nations.
Feb 21, 2014, 1:00 AM
Mounting evidence suggests that the trafficking of drugs (principally cocaine) has become a crucial – and overlooked – accelerant of forest loss in the (Central American) isthmus
Feb 21, 2014, 1:00 AM
A teenage boy who was being held captive by the Shining Path recently escaped from a remote jungle area, where the Maoist terrorist group was indoctrinating him with its political ideas.
Feb 21, 2014, 1:00 AM
The Honduran Congress passed a law the authorizes the Air Force to shoot down suspicious aircraft which do not comply with official orders.
Feb 19, 2014, 1:00 AM
The increase in ecstasy seizures also indicates a shift in the way organized crime groups are producing and distributing the drug.
Feb 19, 2014, 1:00 AM
The boom in investment is occurring as the government is continuing peace negotiations in Havana with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Feb 19, 2014, 1:00 AM
The Sinaloa Cartel is obtaining precursor chemicals from 14K and Sun Yee On, two Chinese triads – organized crime groups -- which are based in Hong Kong.
Feb 18, 2014, 1:00 AM
The suspects were wanted for crimes ranging from murder to financial scams to drug trafficking.
Feb 14, 2014, 1:00 AM
The First Colombia-Ecuador Binational Simulation Earthquake and Tsunami was held on Feb. 6, 2014. Authorities in the Colombian departments of Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca and the Ecuadorian provinces of Esmeraldas, Imbabura and Carchi participated in the exercise.
Feb 13, 2014, 1:00 AM
Colombian National Police (PNC) recently arrested Gustavo Velásquez Rodríguez, who is suspected of being the primary arms supplier for the organized crime group Los Urabeños.
Feb 12, 2014, 1:00 AM
The latest development in the anti-human trafficking campaign came on Jan. 29, 2014, when Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo announced the formation of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (Conatrap).
Feb 11, 2014, 1:00 AM
The Peruvian Army’s War College is going through another transformation in order to train officers to combat the Shining Path’s narcoterrorists
Feb 10, 2014, 1:00 AM
As part of an anti-drug trafficking initiative, the government is providing financial support to farmers, so they can make money growing legal food crops rather than coca crops.
Feb 9, 2014, 1:00 AM
Brazil, which has a population of 199 million people, has nearly 1 million crack users, according to the United Nations.
Feb 9, 2014, 1:00 AM
Worldwide military expenditures in 2012 were estimated to have been $1.75 trillion (USD), a slight decrease from the amount of money countries spent on military programs in 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).