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Political factors facilitating successful narco trafficking networks in Latin America include destabilized histories and high-profile conflicts of interest. Photo (c) Matador Network 2017

SECURITY: Latin American Narco-Politics: An Internal and External Affair

Successful illicit narcotics trafficking networks in source and transit from Latin American and Caribbean countries involve significant political factors. Latin America and the Caribbean are infamously rife with narco trafficking…







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Brazil: corruption scandal picking up pace

The investigation into the Petrobras corruption scandal might sink President Rousseff’s second term before it has scarcely begun. In Brazil only “prostitutes, blacks and the poor” are ever arrested. So…







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Ecuador: Yasuní and the ghost of Chevron

Ecuadorean state oil company overseeing Yasuní oil extraction accused of major oil spill elsewhere in Amazon; Correa government continues to campaign against Chevron while pursuing development of Yasuní-ITT oil fields;…


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Ecuador: World Press Freedom Day

Journalists celebrate World Press Freedom Day for first time; Calle 13 group join campaign against Chevron; President orders US military personnel to leave World Press Freedom Day Ecuadorian journalists celebrated…