Cocaine grown and processed in Colombia most commonly enters the United States through the Southwest border. When Colombian cocaine reaches Mexico, Mexican transnational criminal organizations smuggle it into the United States by various means, including through tunnels.
FARC in Colombia: The U.N. has taken control of 17 shipments of weapons and nearly 7,000 former insurgents have been demobilized.
Will Saturday's new peace accord with the FARC guerrilla group fare better than the June deal? While the referendum was a major blow to the government, it did net President Juan Manuel Santos the Nobel Peace Prize, underscoring the monumental importance of ending the conflict and the strong backing of the international community.
Colombian voters narrowly defeated a peace treaty with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on Sunday in a surprise victory for ‘no’ voters.
It's naïve to think that FARC's share of the cocaine trade in Colombia will disappear entirely. The question becomes, who will take it over, and how?
By William Tucker After an extended fight with cancer, Hugo Chavez, the long-time president of Venezuela, has died. The rumors regarding Chavez's health, where they originated, and how they impacted his governance no longer matter. Venezuela is now in the post-Chavez phase and this will bring a significant amount of uncertainty. Though vice president Nicolas Maduro - Chavez's hand picked successor - has spent the day laying the groundwork for the announcement.
By William Tucker After declaring in May that he was cancer-free and with his recent reelection, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba for further medical treatment. Venezuela has not released the reason for the treatment, but they have stated the type of treatment that Chavez will undergo. Unfortunately, the described procedures have many applications thus making it difficult to discern anything useful about the president’s health.