The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative has allocated $2.38 million in the 2011/2012 expenditures estimates to assist Jamaica in reducing the cultivation, production and trafficking of illicit drugs.
Combating crime has no relevance to national borders
The Organization of American States (OAS) donated arms-marking equipment to the Paraguayan government on March 24, 2011.
Smugglers wait on the Brazilian bank of the Parana River as a package of unidentified merchandise is lowered from the roadway of the Friendship Bridge.
The Africa-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace links Brazilian and African experts and institutions to boost agricultural innovation and development on the African continent.
Youth violence is a critical concern in Central America, especially the problem of youth gangs, which are perceived as a main driver of violent crime in the region.
Costa Rica developed its first border police unit early in 2011.
The methods by which money may be laundered are varied and can range in sophistication from simple to complex.
Criminal organizations are learning new ways to launder millions of dollars of drug money profits.
Money launderers are increasingly taking advantage of nonprofit organizations to deceptively fund terrorist actions, but bankers can help authorities stop the flow by reporting suspicious activity.
Peru and Chile work together to secure their frontiers and fight drugs from multiple directions
Illicit traffic around the globe is not limited to drugs and counterfeit merchandise; these illegal transactions also involve human beings
The narcoterrorist group Shining Path continues to operate in Peru. Members have at their disposal an arsenal of weapons and recruit children as killing machines.
Mexican drug cartels are creating alliances with turkish mafias to expand their business worldwide
Human rights, from lessons learned to the way forward, continue to be a priority for military leaders in the Americas. “Today the Armed Forces of El Salvador have the moral awareness that war must have limits,” said General David Munguía Payés, Salvadoran defense minister, during the inauguration...
Criminals wield computers as cheap, anonymous weapons
With the skin worn off his hands, a captain fought to clear land so that a helicopter could pick up his team in the middle of the dense jungle. it was December 2005, and colombian Army captain Wilmer Siza was commanding a squad in the mountains of San Francisco, in the state of Antioquia, one of ...