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Nature Picks 'Pirate' in This Year's Top People in Science

Last year, academic publisher Elsevier filed a complaint against Sci-Hub and several related “pirate” sites.<p>It accused the websites of making …

U.S. Military and Police Aid Programs A Basic Guide: From Purpose to Type of Recipient

U.S. Military

Fiscal Year 2016 Sales Total $33.6B | The Official Home of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2016 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $33.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2016. The total sales …

How US policy in Honduras set the stage for today's mass migration

Central American migrants – particularly unaccompanied minors – are again crossing the U.S.-Mexico boundary in large numbers.<p>In 2014, more than …

Why Some Argentines Are Suspicious of Macri's 'War on Drugs'

“We have to win this war.”<p>President Mauricio Macri’s blunt words in August announcing a new approach to combating Argentina’s burgeoning drug problem …

'Narcos': A Serial Deception of the US's War on Drugs

There’s no doubt Netflix’s <i>Narcos</i> is an absorbing and addictive show – Pablo Escobar’s colourful life has all the ingredients for an entertaining …

South America

Did Front Man for Fugitive Mexico Governor Acquire Millions in US Assets?

An alleged front man for fugitive Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte has acquired a string of properties in a suburb of Houston, Texas, offering a further …

Demonstration

Getting away with murder in Mexico | Human Rights

Every November 2, Mexicans mark the Day of the Dead by honouring deceased loved ones.<p>Given the disproportionate number of deaths produced by Mexico's US-backed drug war, officially launched in 2006, it is starting to seem like an ever-more tragically appropriate tradition.<p>In a recent investigative …

UNODC launches CRIMJUST project to address organized crime and drug trafficking across regions

CRIMJUST has been presented today to address transnational organized crime in general and drug trafficking in particular. As more robust anti-drug …

West Africa

‘Plan Colombia’: How Washington learned to love Latin American intervention again

By Nick Miroff<p>, Reporter<p>BOGOTA, Colombia — The guerrillas summoned Camilo Gómez to the jungle on Dec. 24, ruining his Christmas.<p>It was 2001, and Gómez was the Colombian government’s chief negotiator in failing peace talks with the rebels. He grudgingly said goodbye to his family in Bogota and went …

Governor of Mexico’s Guerrero State Again Calls for Poppy Legalization

<i>09/19/16 InSight Crime</i>The governor of Mexico‘s Guerrero state is again calling for the legalization of opium poppy, the plant from which heroin is …

Recent Seizures Point to Thriving LatAm Arms Trade

SHARE<p>A series of recent raids and reports highlights the thriving arms trade throughout Latin America, which serves to both profit illicit groups and …

South America

Dozens of Catholic Priests murdered under Calderon-EPN administration

by Lucio for Borderland Beat- this is a republished post from March 2015-see post of today of two priest murdered this week by using this link<p><b>Mexico</b> …

BLOOD ON THE TEXTBOOKS

BLOOD ON THE TEXTBOOKS<br>Mexico's Striking Teachers Stand Firm Against State Repression<br>By David Bacon<br>The Nation, 8/25/16 …

U.S.-Mexico Drug War: Up to $50 Billion Per Year Laundered in Mexican Financial System

La Jornada: Roberto González Amador<br>Laundering money obtained from illegal activities is a crime that is growing. The ways of laundering the proceeds …

Understanding the Link Between Business and Human Rights in Mexico

Has a corporation ever made you feel vulnerable? Have your rights been ignored? Does it seem that businesses have no oversight? Then this may be of interest to you.<p>In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The principles reiterate that …

Human Rights

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SouthCom Commander Backs Military Involvement in Fighting Crime

SHARE<p>The top US military officer in Latin America and the Caribbean recently praised the involvement of the region’s armed forces in fighting …

Northern Triangle Countries to Launch Elite Security Task Force

The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will launch a new regional task force assigned to combat organized crime, with a special …

Baker Institute paper: Mexico’s efforts to secure southern border falling short

Mexico launched the Comprehensive Plan for the Southern Border in 2014 in an attempt to manage increased migration flows from Central America. But …

US to give Argentina declassified papers on America's role in military dictatorship

John Kerry will deliver material on US’s role in period in which thousands of leftwing activists were murdered, as relations between the two countries warm<p>John Kerry said he will deliver the first batch of declassified documents related to America’s role in Argentina’s 1976-83 military …

Argentina

Following the Money Behind the Drug Wars (Audio)

The latest issue of the NACLA Report, “Currency of Death: Unraveling the Political Economy of the Drug Wars" takes a “follow the money” approach to …

Border Security

Are Central America’s Growing Militaries Cause for Concern?

By Wendy Anders<p>Mexican soldiers fighting the Drug War. Wikimedia Commons<p>A recent political analysis of the region raises questions about the …

San Antonio Trial Reveals How Guns, Drugs and Corruption Turned Coahuila into a Graveyard

Posted by DD Republished from the SACurrent<p>Thanks to Mica for publishing this story on the Forum<p>illustration by Alex Nabaum<p><i>DD; Borderland Beat has</i> …

Crime

Using Wi-Fi in Airbnb rentals poses security threat, researchers say

Threat posed by short-term rentals has always been high, but security researcher says it should now be considered one of the biggest risks of traveling<p>Airbnb and other home-sharing startups may be eating the hotel industry from the inside out, but as the number of people staying in strangers’ …

Massacre in San Juan Chamula

<b>WITNESS: “IT WAS A MASSACRE!”</b>Removing the bodies from the plaza in San Juan Chamula.Protest, violence and deathThey report some 20 injured by …

City Halls

The business of Caro since prison, are the best known secrets

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Sinembargo article<p>Subject Matter: Caro Quintero <br>Recommendation: No prior subject matter …

Mexico

The colonization

The Neo-colonization of Central America<p>Summer 2016<p>Vol:XVI-1<p>Whole #: 61<p>The colonization of Latin America never ended, it merely changed forms. Today …

Latin America

Drugs, Wars, and Capitalisms

That the so-called U.S. “war on drugs” has proven an abject failure is now well established. Social movements and human rights NGOs have denounced …

Organized Crime Loopholes Water Down Mexico Justice Reform

SHARE<p>Mexico is currently in the process of implementing historic changes to its criminal justice system, but the planned reforms include due process …

Organized Crime