Category: Narco-Terrorism

Colombian forces say FARC’s 50th Front destroyed

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Colombian troops on Wednesday killed seven guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), including a commander of the FARC’s 50th Front, during a military operation in the central-western department ofTolima, officials and media reported.

Mexico/Organised crime: 18 killed as drug gangs attack army bases

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Mexican authorities said that the army had gunned down 18 suspected drug gang members on Tuesday when the latter tried to blockade two army garrisons in the Mexican border states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. One Mexican soldier was reportedly wounded during the…

Changing tack in drug war

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Alarmed by the escalation of violent crime in Mexico, Washington and Mexico City are looking to adjust the ways in which they collaborate on drugs and security issues. A high-level visit by US Secretary of…

7 ELN guerillas captured in Norte de Santander

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Caracol Radio reported that Colombian troops had captured seven guerrillas from the leftist insurgent group ELN (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, National Liberation Army) on Tuesday in the Norte de Santander department.

9 killed in shootout, 54 cartel members face US sanctions

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In a gun-battle between Mexican security forces and suspected gang members in the town of Tuxtepec in the southern Oaxaca state, nine people were killed. The victims included two soldiers while authorities could not confirm the number of casualties nor if they were…

Mexican marines raid town police force, nab eight cops

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Mexican marines in the north-eastern Nuevo Leon state, apprehended eight police officers of Villaldama’s 12 officers strong police force for their alleged ties to drug cartels, official said.

Mexican army captures Juarez Cartel Leader’s brother

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The Mexican Defence Secretariat stated on Monday that government troops captured Roberto Sanchez Arras, third in command of theJuarez drug cartel, on Thursday in the violence-plagued state of Chihuahua.