Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, has been killed in Sinaloa. His case is the latest in a wave of journalist killings in Mexico.
Mexico's National Gendarmerie has a new mission: to protect the country's cultural heritage. But their influence over the 440,000 often ineffective and corrupt regional and state police officers is limited.
Colombia's president says the notorious Golfo Clan is ready to disband after a 25-year campaign of drug-related violence. The country has recently signed a peace deal with FARC guerillas and a truce with ELN rebels.
Well-known journalist Javier Valdez, who specialized in reporting on drug trafficking and organized crime, has been killed in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. His death marks the latest in a string of journalist killings.
The US has accused Venezuelan Vice President Tarek El Aissami of being a drug "kingpin." This is one of a series of allegations Washington has brought against the South American nation. Tobias Käufer reports from Bogota.
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