Category Archives: Bernd Debusmann Jr

Mexico’s cartels continue turn to military, guerrilla tactics and training

by Bernd Debusmann Jr. Mexican drug trafficking organisations (DTOs) are continuing their trend of adopting military and terrorist training and tactics, allegedly with ties to (former) members of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas, experts warn. In July, Mexico’s Centre for Research and … Continue reading

Posted in Bernd Debusmann Jr, English, Mexico, Organised Crime, Security Policy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

El Salvador’s gangs turn to civil war weapons

by Bernd Debusmann Jr. Across Central America, gangs are increasingly turning to military-grade weaponry as they battle each other as well as ever more heavily-armed law enforcement authorities. The militarisation of gangs is perhaps most serious in El Salvador. According … Continue reading

Posted in Bernd Debusmann Jr, English, Organised Crime, San Salvador | Leave a comment

South America’s Other Insurgents: Paraguay’s EPP

by Bernd Debusmann Jr. As Colombia’s long and brutal civil conflict seems to be (maybe) finally coming to an end, another drug and kidnap-funded pseudo-leftist insurgency continues to simmer in Paraguay, pitting the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) against the government. … Continue reading

Posted in Bernd Debusmann Jr, English | Leave a comment