Drug Trafficking

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 06:53
Mexican officials said Sunday that they had captured a leader of the Juárez Cartel, Jesús Salas Aguayo, the man in charge of the gang’s operations in Ciudad Juárez during a convulsion of violence that made the city one of the world’s most murderous
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 07:26
USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked Helicopter Squadron and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment successfully intercepted a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel in international waters off the coast of Central America in early March.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 07:13
From 2007 to at least 2010, there was a flight from Caracas, Venezuela to Tehran, Iran that made a stop in Damascus, Syria. According to US government testimony and a report by Brazilian paper Veja, the plane was laden with drugs, weapons, and cash.
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 07:20
Kenya is emerging as a money laundering hub; incredibly, trying to stop the illicit flow of money could hurt the economy more than letting it continue.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 05:06
Elements of the Marina took down Luis Eduardo Monsivais Gloria, regional Boss of Los Zetas in Monclova, and three of his accomplices, informed the State Security.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 21:23

This post was compiled by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) Intern Alejandro Urruti Heath. It provides an overview of news related to security issues in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Centeral America, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 06:32
The Honduran Military continues to conduct widespread efforts to destroy the airstrips in the region in order to curb the influx of narco flights. As part of this effort, the National Inter-Institutional Security Force (FUSINA for its Spanish acronym), which is comprised of Military and police, follows a four-phase systematic approach to eradicating landing strips
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 06:27
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Mexican officials arrested Omar Trevino Morales, the reputed boss of the Zetas Cartel.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 07:18
Ines Coronel, father in law of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera feared extradition to the USA, authorities report no such request exists.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 07:06
The arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on 22 February 2014 was hailed by the Mexican and US authorities as the one of the biggest blows to the drug trade in decades. But a year on, the core business of Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel seems hardly affected. “As long as there are people who want the drugs this will never stop, whoever goes to prison,” the seer said.