Conservative candidate Ivan Duque has won Colombia’s presidential runoff election on 17 June 2018. Duque’s presidential agenda included next to the peace deal also narco-trafficking. Colombia’s production of cocaine has increased, and armed groups are fighting each other for control of routes once controlled by FARC. The cocaine kingpin, Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as “La […]
The son of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo was sentenced to 24 years in prison on drug charges
Central American leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras pledged to deepen their collaboration in order to
A first sub-regional workshop on “Transparency, beneficial owner and de-risking, was held between 25 and 27 April, in Guatemala City, encompassing North America, Central America and Caribbean sub-regions.
The Crime Rate Index for 2016 listed Mexico as the third most dangerous country in the world due to the violence created by drug-related organized crime, with the country ranked higher than countries currently at war. Ecuadorean Police seized around 10 metric tons of cocaine at Guayaquil port, which could mean the country may become […]
A recent report reveals the alleged collusion of Honduran military personnel with drug traffickers in the eastern coast of the country, suggesting the security force reform should include the country’s military as well. A small wooden vessel carrying two men and $3.6 million in cocaine was recently intercepted in the northwest of Puerto Rico, highlighting […]
Paraguay authorities reported the interception of a tour bus loaded with 296 kilos of cocaine on its way to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two men were arrested and charged with drug trafficking and other crimes. According to officials, the cocaine would have a value of $3 million on the Brazilian market. Venezuelan […]