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Terrorism and Tobacco--How Cigarette Smuggling Finances Jihad and Insurgency Worldwide

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The Cutting EdgeFor centuries, blue-turbaned nomadic Tuareg tribesmen have led caravans of camels across the expanses of the Sahara. Laden with millet and cloth from Africa’s West Coast, the caravans traveled unmarked paths to...

Latin America: Terrorism Issues

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Since the September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, U.S. attention to terrorism in Latin America has intensified, with an increase in bilateral and regional cooperation. In its April 2008 Country Reports...

Peru Confirms Purchase of MBT-2000/Al-Khalid Tanks

President Garcia told the press that he considers as “correct” the decision of the Army and the Ministry of Defense to purchase Chinese tanks, and stressed that such a decision "doesn't contradict our vocation...

Argentina's Freedom of Speech Endangered by New Media Law

Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner A law passed on October 10, 2009 in Argentina that will place controls on the media has generated suspicions that the government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner hopes...

Will the State Department Legitimize a Narco-Authoritarian Regime in Venezuela?

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If Congress does not act soon, career diplomats may get their wish of normalizing relations with Caracas. As cancer-stricken Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez remains in Cuba recovering from emergency surgery, rival factions within his leftist...

Indigenous organizations denounce illegal gold miners' crimes since 2009

Fourteen indigenous organizations issued a statement where they communicate that since 2009 they have been reporting to the Venezuelan authorities the presence of illegal Brazilian gold miners in the Alto Ocamo area (Amazonas state,...

Promoters of "No more Chávez" expect to overtake the march against the FARC

“We estimate that about 50 or 60 million people will join their voices against meddling and disrespect of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez,” said Juan David Lacouture, one of the organizers PoliticsThe promoters of "No more...

HRW: Human rights situation in Venezuela is "precarious"

The "Venezuelan government's domination" of the judiciary and its "weakening of democratic checks and balances" have contributed to a "precarious human rights situation" in Venezuela, said the NGO Human Right Watch (HRW) in its...

Honduras: Investigate Abuses, Repeal Repressive Measures

The restoration of constitutional order in Honduras should be accompanied by the immediate repeal of repressive decrees issued by the de facto government, and a full investigation of abuses committed in the aftermath of...

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu will be in the FARC hostage release mission

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The Colombian government has forbidden the presence of outsiders during a FARC hostage handover next week, reported local media Wednesday. Colombians For Peace, an NGO that negotiates with the guerrillas and is participating in the...