Monday, February 13, 2012

Guatemala drugs

  • Perez Molina said in a radio interview that his proposal would include decriminalizing the transportation of drugs through the area. I want to bring this discussion to the table, he said. It wouldnt be a crime to transport, to move drugs.
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  • Perez Molina also blamed drug cartels for rampant violence in Guatemala, which has a murder rate of 41 per 100,000 people. Authorities say both the Zetas and the Sinaloa drug cartels are running and processing drugs in Guatemala and may be competing for territory.
  • (South China Morning Post)
  • In 2011, more than 100 gang-related massacres left almost 500 dead.
  • (Tico Times)
  • GUATEMALA CITY — The U.S. government says it will give financial aid to Guatemala to help safely dispose of seized chemicals that were destined for use in methamphetamine manufacturing. The U.S.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Mr Perez Molina also blamed drug cartels for rampant violence in Guatemala, which has a homicide rate of 41 murders per 100,000 people. The president took office pledging to wield an iron fist against crime.
  • (Google)
  • Guatemalas newly inaugurated president says Mexicos Zetas drug cartel sought to take over the drug trade in Guatemala by co-opting or killing local traffickers.
  • (OfficialWire)
  • The Mexican army said troops received several anonymous tips and found the massive drug stash in the township of Tlajomulco All of the shipments were headed for Guatemala, where the Sinaloa cartel is also active.
  • (Daily Camera)
  • Mexican drug trafficking organizations make billions each year The containers were all headed for Guatemala or Nicaragua. [Editors Note: We are no longer going to keep a running tally of the death toll; the figures are too unreliable.
  • (Drug War Chronicle)
  • The US military announced Thursday it is participating in a large international training operation against drug smuggling and organized crime El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain and the United States.
  • (Big Hollywood)
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  • (SmartBrief)

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