BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, which is led by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, has spread to the Colombian capital where it is involved in narco-trafficking, said Jorge Saavedra, director of the Technical Investigation Corps’ (CTI) branch in Bogotá.
Saavedra made the claim after authorities recently arrested eight suspected members of the Sinaloa cartel in a section of Bogotá known as the “Bronx.”
“Not only are they trafficking drugs, but they also...
Sorry, Washington. If, after 30 years, Colombia can't win the war on drugs, no one can.
BY JONAH ENGLE
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Along the winding road from Cali, Colombia's third largest city, to the port of Buenaventura on the Pacific coast, a new section of road is suspended over a steep mountain flank. Nearby, work crews blast tunnels through the mountains, where soon a two-lane highway will run. Last May, Colombia inaugurated a...
By ETHAN BRONNER
A senior Israeli official said Sunday that Israel was not urging the United States to take military action in Syria, despite intelligence assessments asserting that the government of President Bashar al-Assad recently used chemical weapons in the...
By CHOE SANG-HUN
SEOUL, South Korea — On an anniversary known for military showmanship, North Korean generals on Thursday declared that their forces were ready to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles and kamikazelike nuclear attacks at the United States if threatened.
“Stalwart pilots, once given a sortie order, will load nuclear bombs, instead of fuel for return, and storm enemy strongholds to blow them...
By Richard Valdmanis
DAKAR | Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:16pm EDT
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has accused Guinea-Bissau's top military official of plotting to traffic cocaine to the United States and sell weapons to Colombian rebels, according to court documents seen by Reuters on Thursday.
The accusation against General Antonio Indjai - widely seen as the coup-prone West African nation's most powerful man - is the first official signal...
Police in Colombia have seized almost 300 properties belonging to one of the country's most notorious drug lords, Daniel Barrera - known as The Madman.
Among them are luxury villas, cattle ranches, restaurants and bars in the capital, Bogota, and eastern Colombia.
Police also detained four of his relatives on suspicion of money laundering.
Barrera was arrested last year in neighbouring Venezuela while he was making a call in a public phone booth.
By Robert Beckhusen
Want to understand why Mexican cartels are awash in cheap Colombian cocaine? The decline and fall of Colombia’s drug gangs, once the undisputed masters of the illicit drug trade, help explain it.
According to a recent report from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Mexican cartels are taking on a greater share of the cocaine supply chain, heavily originating in Colombia, while the Colombian drug groups...
Story by Lt. Col. Jim St. Clair
EASTOVER, S.C. - Gen. Tito Saul Pinilla Pinilla, the commander of the Colombian air force, toured McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover April 8, as part of a weeklong visit to the United States.
The adjutant general of South Carolina, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., hosted Pinilla for the latest engagement of the newly formed State Partnership Program between South...
by Oscar Naranjo.
Colombia entered the 21st century on the brink of becoming a failed state. In the year 2000, the government no longer had a monopoly on the exercise of authority in a considerable portion of Colombian territory, where guerrillas and drug traffickers ruled.
Partnership with the United States through the Colombia Strategic Development Initiative – better known as Plan Colombia -- was a determining factor in the return of...
By Jerry Seper
The Washington Times
U.S. agents have disrupted a suspected major drug smuggling operation accused of engaging in narco-terrorism, conspiring to import narcotics into the United States, and providing aid and weapons — including surface-to-air missiles — to a South American paramilitary terrorist group.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele M. Leonhart said seven defendants, including Jose Americo Bubo Na Tchuto, head of the Guinea-Bissau navy,...
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