Counternarcotics

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:53

This week, Turkey allowed roughly 150 Iraqi Kurds to transit Turkish territory in order to reinforce Kurdish forces defending the city of Kobani, Syria, which has been under siege by the Islamic State. President of Burkina Faso Blaise Campaore decided to step down following violent protests against efforts to amend the constitution to allow for his reelection. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met with the families of dozens of students who went missing near the town of Iguala last month. The U.S.-appointed Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published a series of major reports this week showing that U.S.-funded reconstruction efforts are currently hampered by a variety of issues

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:57
Insurgent attacks rise as poppy cultivation reaches a post-Taliban high in Afghanistan.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 08:22
China has pledged two billion yuan ($327 million) in aid to Afghanistan, which is seeking new sources of foreign help amid a drawdown of U.S. troops and increasing worries about regional instability.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 07:55

Last month, the White House called out Bolivia for “failing demonstrably” to comply with international anti-drug agreements for the seventh year in a row. Out of the 22 nations labeled major players in the global drug trade, Bolivia, the only country that permits nationwide legal coca cultivation, was also the only one denied U.S. State Department-managed anti-narcotics aid for the second year in a row.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 06:50
Como publicamos recientemente en defensa.com, el gobierno de Bolivia anunció la creación del Comando de Seguridad y Defensa del Espacio Aéreo, que será el organismo responsable de determinar los procedimientos para la detección, identificación e interceptación de aeronaves que estén atravesando el espacio aéreo nacional sin autorización.
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:38

Security Assistance Monitor published its first Country Profile analyzing U.S. security assistance to Yemen. South Sudanese rival factions signed a framework for future peace talks. Public demonstrations against corruption and insecurity continued across Mexico. The U.S. State Department welcomed the release of four Azerbaijani human rights activists. These stories and more in this weeks top security assistance news. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 20:08
Con estos decomisos se le han asestado fuertes golpes a las estructuras criminales que venían operando en varias regiones del país con toda impunidad.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:17
Hace ocho días, sicarios irrumpieron en un balneario en las afueras de Villavicencio en busca de una mujer a la que llamaban la ‘Flaca’.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:24
El exmilitar Rodrigo Rafael Torres y su cómplice Teodora Martínez Conteiro, cabecillas de una red de traficantes de drogas y armas, estarían ocultos en Lambaré en espera de una oportunidad para escapar a la Argentina.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 06:58
For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics strategy is failing badly.

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