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Mexico’s Presidential Front-Runner Proposes Giving Amnesty To Drug Lords

In a bid for presidency, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leading candidate, has promised to put an end to the drug war in Mexico if he is elected. Obrador announced a willingness to open a dialogue with the cartel drug lords, proposing to grant amnesty...

Guatemalan Newspaper Calls Out US For Contradictory Stance on War against Drugs

Guatemala’s most influential newspaper, Prensa Libre, published a strong criticism of the United States’ recent comments about fighting drugs. The editorial, published this Friday, June 16, was a strongly worded critique of the Trump administration’s contradictory approach to fighting the “War on Drugs.” Vice President Mike Pence, it said,...

Rise In Homicides Linked To Drug Trafficking

The street sale of crack and marijuana has become such a lucrative business in Costa Rica, that controlling the streets is the cause of many of the country's murders. This is the determination of the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) analysis of the fundamental reason...

Drug War Makes Mexico World’s Third Most Dangerous Country

  Q24N - Mexico was ranked the third most dangerous country in the world recently due to the violence created by drug-related organized crime. The Crime Rate Index for 2016 was released this month by consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft, listing Afghanistan as the most dangerous country in the world, followed by...

In Costa Rica A Narco Dies Every Two Days In The War For Territory

QCOSTARICA - Being involved in the drug trade in Costa Rica decreases one's life span, less during a drug war, as is the case currently going on in the country and mainly centred in the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose. According to numbers by...

Early Morning Raid Hits Hard At the “Pollo” Criminal Gang

QCOSTARICA - Some 600 officials of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) and the Fuerza Pública (police) took part in series of raids in 35 different locations, in various sectors of Alajuela, Heredia, San Jose and Cartago. The raids netted the detention of up to...

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