Topic: Central America
After 9/11, US agencies turned their attention toward the Middle East and away from the fight against organized crime in Latin America.
09/12/2011 10:52 am
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A daylight attack on Thursday that left more than 50 people dead and a Monterrey casino in flames has shocked and frightened a Mexican public already hardened to drug violence.
08/26/2011 04:10 pm
Hurricane Irene is the first hurricane of 2011 season. Irene is heading for Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and maybe Florida, say forecasters.
08/22/2011 01:02 pm
The leaders of Venezuela and Mexico have been fighting crime in similar ways. But differences in political agendas, cooperation with the US, and high-level corruption raise interesting questions.
08/15/2011 11:19 am
Drug cartels have a grip on Guatemala, harming that country and posing a risk to the US. September elections – and the government that emerges – need transparency and reform to free officials from the influence of cartels.
08/11/2011 11:34 am
Protesters gathered outside the 2014 World Cup qualifying draw this weekend in Rio de Janeiro to demand that the soccer tournament stay free of corruption. They promised to keep up pressure as the event nears.
07/31/2011 11:02 am
Edgar Jimenez was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention for a murder case that critics said should have been used to send a message on consequences to other young violent offenders in Mexico.
07/28/2011 01:18 pm
Guest blogger James Bosworth says that despite the media's focus on violence in Latin America – which certainly can't be ignored – the region offers friendly faces and strong investments.
07/13/2011 12:24 pm
But while the captured crime boss's announcement is sure to fuel the debate over gun control in the US, there is reason to view it with skepticism.
07/08/2011 11:21 am