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.
Guaidó Authorizes Satellite Use To Locate Guerrillas in Venezuelan Territory
On September 3, Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó announced he would authorize the use of satellite technology to facilitate the location and detection of Colombian irregular groups believed to be in Venezuelan territory.
The Fight Against Insurgency Would Be Easier Without Maduro: Colombian Foreign Minister
The capture and prosecution of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish) and National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) dissident commanders would be easier if disputed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro weren’t in power, said Colombia’s foreign minister, stressing that Caracas protects these illegal armed groups.
Paraguay Toughens Antiterrorist Laws
On August 9, 2019, the Paraguayan government signed a decree to neutralize terrorist organizations operating undercover in the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, designating the Islamic State (IS), al-Qaida, Hamas, and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations.
Venezuelan Interim Government Requests the Activation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR)
Diálogo spoke with Gustavo Tarre Briceño, Venezuelan ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), appointed by Interim President Juan Guaidó, about the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance and the future of Venezuela.
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