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    North America summit strong on dubious supply-side heroin controls in Mexico, weak on talk of controlling US demand.

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    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is using the state to derail the recall process and the opposition is using Social Media, independant media and the international community to keep it on track

  • Why are Peru, Colombia coca numbers going in opposite directions?

    One unavoidable answer is that illegal armed groups have control over a greater amount of the coca being grown in Colombia

  • Why are Journalists and environmental activists in Latin America targeted?

    “Until comprehensive measures are taken to sever the ties between crime and State structures, certain groups will remain vulnerable and the violence directed at them will persist.”

  • Who won in Colombia - Venezuela border closure?

    Venezuela's decision to close its border with Colombia in 2015 has been hugely profitable for criminal groups, who now have unprecedented control over contraband movements in the region.

  • What will Latin America look like in 2020?

    Leaders from some of the most innovative companies in LatAm offer their predicctions on what the future of the region holds.

  • What the FARC's elusive finances mean for peace

    New estimates that the FARC guerrilla organization is worth billions of dollars draw attention to a highly contested issue that is critical to the peace talks between Colombia and its largest rebel group.

  • What President Trump’s Mexico-bashing may look like in practice

    The governor of the central bank, Agustín Carstens, suggested in September that Mr Trump’s arrival in the White House would hit Mexico like a “Category 5 hurricane”.

  • What is at stake for Latin America in 2017?

    Here are some thoughts on the social challenges for the region this year

  • What happened in Peru’s presidential election?

    Peru’s presidential election was supposed to be a forgone conclusion. What happened?

  • Web censorship in Venezuela

    New study finds major news networks and social media impeded by government censorship, at least 372 web portals have been blocked by main Internet service providers (ISP).

  • Wall Donald Trump, not Mexico

    A coalition of immigrant rights activists and progressive groups rallied to wall off GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump instead of the U.S.-Mexico border at a protest on Wednesday.

  • Violence and economy, Latin Americans’ worst problems

    On the average, crime is the most important problem for 22 percent of Latin Americans, topped only by the sum of those worried by economic problems including unemployment (16 percent)

  • Venezuelans line up to back recall

    Amid mounting crisis, process begins of validating signatures of those backing petition for referendum to remove Maduro.

  • Venezuela’s new economic guru

    Alfredo Serrano’s calls for even more state controls have largely shaped the president’s response to the country’s economic crisis

  • Venezuela’s friends in Beijing worried

    The government of Nicolás Maduro has made some last-ditch efforts to cut costs and pay off debts. As it has for over a decade now, Venezuela is looking to China for much-needed financial assistance.

  • Venezuela students hit the streets against Supreme Court ruling

    Venezuelan students clashed with police in the western city of San Cristobal on Wednesday. The students were protesting against a ruling by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

  • Venezuela Opposition "Are NOT Traitors": Almagro

    Someone who asks for help, good offices or diplomatic actions therefore cannot be considered a traitor.

  • Venezuela government and opposition meet

    Venezuela's opposition and top government officials set to met with a group of mediators in the Dominican Republic to lay the groundwork for a dialogue amid a political standoff and a deepening economic crisis.

  • Venezuela gets a new Comandante

    President Nicolas Maduro's decision last week to put Venezuela's armed forces in charge of food and other basic goods. Did we just saw the end of Venezuela's democracy?

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