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InSight Crime covers a new report by Daniel Rico on the decline of Colombia's organized crime and drug-trafficking groups, Bacrim.
Latin American Program Associate Direcor Eric L. Olson discusses the growing number of unaccompanied minors migrating into the United States.
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of its 2006 Elections Website, dedicated to October's Presidential Elections.
Latin American Program in the News: Dialogue with the FARC should speed up to retain credibility (Santos’ brother)
In an event at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos indicated that the FARC should move the peace dialogues along or they could lose credibility. (In Spanish)