Friday, June 1

The Nicaraguan Firewall: How the Narco Gangs Have Breached It

TIME - by Tim Rogers.  ..the recent detention of a high-ranking official in Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) has punched a hole in the country's firewall image — and sent an ominous signal that the drug gangs terrorizing Central America's northern triangle are moving into the rest of the isthmus. Substitute Magistrate Julio César Osuna, who was arrested May 27, is accused of using his government post to smuggle drugs, launder money and sell fake Nicaraguan IDs to foreign drug traffickers.  Read more