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October, Deadliest Month in Juarez in 2010

With 350 assassinations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October will go down as the most violent month in 2010 for that embattled city, Mexican daily El...
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Criminal Groups Flocking to Peru: Report

Peru’s cheap and bountiful cocaine supply is attracting criminal groups the world over, and these criminal groups are preparing for a vicious war, according to...
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9 Police Killed in ‘Familia Michoacana’ Ambush

Gunmen armed with AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles and riding in a convoy that included at least ten SUVs and trucks intercepted 20 state police officers near the...
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Former Michoacán Mayor Arrested for Alleged Links to ‘Familia’

The Mexican military detained José Luis Avalos Rangel, the former mayor of Tzitzio, a town in northern Michoacán, along with four others and accused them of...
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Mexican Authorities Vow to Continue Anti-Drug Policy, Regardless of California Referendum

Officials in Mexico have announced that they will continue their current counter-narcotic strategy, regardless of the status of California’s Proposition 19, the...
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US Justice Dept: Mexico Violence Implications for the US

Statement for US Senate of Anthony P. Placido Assistant Administrator for Intelligence Drug Enforcement Administration and Kevin L. Perkins Assistant Director,...
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Priest Accused of Accepting Zetas Money

A priest in Pachuca, Hidalgo is under investigation by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office and Church authorities for his alleged connections with the drug...
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Police Destroy 134 Tons of Marijuana in Tijuana

In what amounts to the largest marijuana seizure in Mexican history, state police from Baja California and military operatives found 134 tons and 240 kilos of the...
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6 Tijuana Cartel Members Arrested in ‘Cristal’ Raid

A Police sweep last Saturday saw the arrest of six low-level members of the Arellano Félix Organization, also known as the Tijuana...
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Mexico Army Raids Tijuana Cartel Safehouse

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army cracked down on a safe house used by the Arellano Félix crime syndicate, also known as the Tijuana Cartel, arresting...
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AQ: Battling Organized Crime in Guatemala

From an article by Morris Panner and Adriana Beltrán published in the Fall 2010 issue of "America´s...
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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 2010

An excerpt from the report follows...

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Proxy Gang Wars Fuel Record Homicides in Ecuador’s Prisons

An ongoing gang war in Ecuador’s prisons has made 2020 the bloodiest year on record for inmates, underscoring how the country’s penitentiary system cannot contain the escalating conflict among an...

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