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.
Guatemala Warns Country Has Become Cocaine Producer
Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart said on September 18 that his country has become a cocaine producer and is no longer just a transit and storage point, after authorities in recent weeks found coca plantations and laboratories where the drug was being produced.
Chilean Armed Forces Lend Capabilities To Support Fight Against Narcotrafficking
Members of the Chilean Armed Forces are deployed on the northern borders of the country to counter narcotrafficking and transnational organized crime, in an effort to support police forces in the regions bordering Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
Borges: Venezuela is a sanctuary for the destruction of the free world
Exiled Venezuelan lawmaker Julio Borges, head of foreign affairs for Juan Guaidó’s interim government, condemned a strategy of disruption from international criminal groups that receive support from the disputed government of Nicolás Maduro.
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