Mar 2, 2012

Rule of Law: Drug cartels threaten Latin American democracy - OAS

BBC News: "Cartels are influencing elections by threatening politicians and even running their own candidates, OAS Secretary for Multidimensional Security Adam Blackwell said.

He was speaking at an OAS conference on transnational crime in Mexico City. The two-day meeting brings together prosecutors from across Latin America.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon told delegates that countries in the Americas needed to work together to defeat gangs."In the face of transnational organised crime, we must create an international front where societies and governments are not faced with resolving this challenge alone," he said." read more

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