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APR 15, 2014 - The Guardian

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Deforestation of Central America rises as Mexico's war on drugs moves south

Swaths of rainforest affected by 'narco-deforestation' caused by landing strips and roads built by and for drug traffickersAccording to Kendra McSweeney: "Drug trafficking is causing an ecological disaster in Central America." McSweeney, a geographer at Ohio State University, is the co-author of a recent report on the little-known phenomenon of "narco-deforestation" that is destroying huge tracts of rainforest that are ...

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APR 08, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Well-known chef killed in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala say well-known chef Humberto Dominguez has been found dead with a gunshot the head.

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APR 08, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How Pot Legalization In The U.S. Hurts Mexico's Illegal Marijuana Industry

Last week, Michele Leonhart, the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and a prominent critic of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, made headlines when she suggested that marijuana legalization efforts could create new money-making opportunities for Mexico’s illegal cannabis industry. However much legal weed costs in Washington and Colorado, “criminal organizations are ready to come in and sell ...

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APR 03, 2014 - Christian Science Monitor

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Report puts Guatemala national police under the microscope

The Guatemalan government has invested more than $2.5 billion in its national police since 2000. Despite annual budget increases, violent crime has gone up.

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APR 02, 2014 - Reuters

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Guatemalan president eyes drug legalization proposal in late 2014

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala could present a plan to legalize production of marijuana and opium poppies towards the end of 2014 as it seeks ways to curb the power of organized crime, President Otto Perez said on Wednesday.

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