Transnational Threats, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime Stories
Comprises all the stories we publish on the most pressing regional threats to the region, including drug trafficking, Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking, transnational organized crime, and any threat networks that affect our region as a whole by causing/spreading generalized insecurity and instability. The stories in this section are about the joint efforts to collaborate and build a united front to confront these threat networks for the common good of the entire region.
The Maduro Regime Targets Digital Media To Silence The Opposition
A Venezuelan teenager lost his sight after police fired rubber bullets at his face as he took part in a protest against the regime of Nicolás Maduro in the western state of Táchira, on July 1. Rufo Chacon, 16, had demonstrated with his mother about the shortage of basic goods in the country.
SOUTHCOM Commander: We Will Continue to Fly “Wherever International Standards Apply”
U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), rejected claims of a U.S. “provocation” from Nicolás Maduro regime, concerning an incident involving a U.S. aircraft and a Russian-made aircraft over international waters.
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