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MS-13 in America

On December 8, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America,North America, With Comments Off on MS-13 in America

Written by Brennan Albrecht This week, a member of the notorious Central American gang MS-13 was apprehended trying to cross the border into the US with the migrant caravan. This has sparked a resurgence of the dialogue about the presence and danger MS-13 poses to the United States. One of…

FARC: History and Raison D’etre

On December 3, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on FARC: History and Raison D’etre

Written by Brecken Denler             The FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) traces its roots back to the 1950’s era struggle called “La Violencia.”[i]  These battles were between conservative and communist factions within the country.  Small communist groups banded together and adopted the FARC…

MS-13

On November 20, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on MS-13

By Brennan Albrecht MS-13 is one of the largest and most dangerous organized crime syndicates in the world. It has been classified by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have declared it a national security priority [1]. Yet a good deal of misinformation exists about the gang, especially surrounding…

Latin America in the News, November 17th

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on Latin America in the News, November 17th

By Brecken Denler Argentina An Argentine submarine lost almost exactly a year ago was found some 800 meters below sea level.  The vessel, which carried 44 submariners, was returning to port after a supposed electrical failure.  A 1980’s model, German-built, diesel submarine the ARA San Juan was assumed to have…

Paris, Buenos Aires, and START

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Europe,Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on Paris, Buenos Aires, and START

Written by Marren Haneberg Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands briefly at the centennial World War I commemoration in Paris on November 12, 2018. They had a short discussion about Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea (“Putin says had…”). Though the leaders planned a…