Building bombings and 14-year-old hitmen, organised crime overwhelms Sweden

In less than 15 years, Sweden has gone from being one of the world’s safest countries to having the highest rate of gun homicides in the entire EU (double that of Croatia, the second highest) and a number of explosions Read More …

U.S. Marine Fleet-Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) deployed to secure the U.S. Embassy in Haiti

U.S. Southern Command – “At the request of the Department of State, the U.S. Southern Command deployed a U.S. Marine Fleet-Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) to maintain strong security capabilities at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and conduct relief in Read More …

CARICOM: Emergency summit in Jamaica to address spiraling Haiti crisis

Envoys from key nations were set to meet Monday in Jamaica to address the spiraling instability in Haiti, where gang violence has crippled the impoverished nation’s capital and forced foreign diplomats to evacuate over the weekend. Armed groups, which already Read More …

Mexico: Three farmers killed by roadside bomb in Michoacan days after four soldiers die in explosive “trap”

Three farmers were killed Tuesday by a bomb apparently planted in a dirt road in the cartel-dominated western Mexico state of Michoacan, marking the second time in just five days that hidden explosive devices have caused multiple fatalities in the Read More …

Haiti: Gangs try to seize control of main airport as thousands escape prisons

Heavily armed gangs tried to seize control of Haiti’s main international airport on Monday, exchanging gunfire with police and soldiers in the latest attack on key government sites in an explosion of violence that includes a mass escape from the Read More …

Mexico: Four soldiers killed in ‘trap’ in Michoacán

An improvised explosive device killed at least four soldiers in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday was a “trap” likely set by a drug cartel. The soldiers were killed Thursday on the outskirts of the city of Aguililla Read More …

Mexican Drug Cartels Employ Landmines and IEDs in Escalating Turf Wars

In a dangerous escalation of violence, Mexican drug cartels have resorted to using landmines and IEDs along trafficking routes in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The discovery of these deadly devices near Rio Bravo, San Fernando, and Valle Hermoso highlights the ruthless innovation Read More …

Nigeria: Thirty people killed in latest herder violence in Plateau State

At least 30 people have been killed in renewed violence in Nigeria’s central Plateau State, where clashes between Muslim herders and Christian farming communities have erupted for years, a community organisation and an aid group source said on Thursday. Despite Read More …

Mexico demands investigation into US military-grade weapons being used by drug cartels

Mexico wants an urgent investigation into how U.S. military-grade weapons are increasingly being found in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, Mexico’s top diplomat said Monday. Mexico’s army is finding belt-fed machine guns, rocket launchers and grenades that are not Read More …

Mexican soldiers find factory producing drone bombs, grenade launchers, fake military uniforms

Police and soldiers in Mexico have discovered a small factory used to make drone bombs, grenade launchers and fake military uniforms in a region where the Jalisco cartel and gangs have been waging turf wars. The facility, found late Wednesday Read More …