Criminal groups from the Balkans are helping turn the country into a major hub for illegal exports.
An overview of the security landscape in the region, including how organized crime is pushing into previously calm countries
Open any Mexican newspaper today and the drug carnage is front and center. In the last three years, narco-related murders surpassed 18,000, nearly 8,000 of these occurred in 2009 alone. The macabre nature of the violence ratcheted up too, featuring heads rolling across an Acapulco disco floor, a “stewmaker” admitting to dissolving some 300 bodies … Read more