Topic: Elyssa Pachico
The DAS, Colombia's scandal-ridden intelligence service, is alleged to have provided intelligence – including identities of undercover agents – to one of the region's most wanted drug lords.
09/20/2011 10:32 am
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
Criminals in Colombia are extorting payments of as little as $10 a week from local businesses. The sums are too small for victims to want to report, but can add up to huge profits for gangs.
08/31/2011 11:15 am
A Colombian think-tank argues that the guerrilla group has retaken the initiative in key regions, and that security forces have thus far failed to adapt to the conflict's changing conditions.
07/21/2011 03:37 pm
The arrest of a suspected Russian mafioso in Ecuador highlights the increasing presence in the country of international organized crime, says guest blogger Elyssa Pachico.
07/11/2011 12:01 pm
Testimony at a recent US Senate hearing on US-Central American security cooperation showcased one of the region’s key problems: countries do not collect enough taxes to win the fight against organized crime.
06/09/2011 10:19 am
Guatemala has declared a state of emergency after the murder of 27 people in the northern part of the country. The Zetas of Mexico are accused of the worst massacre since the end of the country's civil war.
05/18/2011 11:41 am