Brazil’s Federal Police say that arms traffickers are using new routes to get weapons into the country. Entry via sea port is now just as important as entry over land.
07/18/2011 02:19 pm
Bolivia intends to reapply to the UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs, but with a reservation that it does not recognize the ban on chewing the coca leaf, a practice with a long national tradition.
07/18/2011 01:37 pm
The Interoceanic Highway, which will connect Peru's Pacific coast to the shores of the Atlantic in Brazil, could revolutionize the region much as the transcontinental railroad did in the US in 1869.
06/25/2011 09:07 am
A UN report released Thursday shows Peru is just shy of overtaking Colombia in coca cultivation, demonstrating the 'balloon effect' that drug war watchers always warn about: when pressure is applied in one area, production 'balloons' in another.
06/23/2011 06:11 pm
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/21
Latin America Monitor Mexico peace tour: a cathartic turnout against drug violence in San Luis Potosí
Javier Sicilia's caravan attracts only a small crowd in San Luis Potosí, near the territory of the notorious Zeta drug cartel. But for some of the victims who attended, it was their first time speaking out.
06/07/2011 12:06 pm
A new report calls the 'war on drugs' a failure. The claim isn't new, but hearing it from an ex-UN head and a former US secretary of State adds new weight to the criticism.
06/03/2011 12:50 pm
Although 56 million households have joined Latin America's middle class, many lack the benefits and job security to ensure stability.
05/20/2011 05:10 pm
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/08
If voters approve Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's proposals in the May 7 referendum vote, he will be allowed to designate judges and magistrates, and the remaining independent media will come under his authority. He will have established a 'perfect dictatorship' in Ecuador.
05/04/2011 10:42 am