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  • Sanctions Against Businesses Linked to Mexican Cartels US Dept. of State 12 Mar 2020 -- The United States is committed to preventing and combating narcotics trafficking globally. The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) yesterday designated four Mexican businesses pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) due to their links to the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (Los Cuinis), two of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in Mexico.
  • Right-Sizing, Not Reduction at Guantanamo, Southcom Commander Says DoD News 12 Mar 2020 -- Since the Guantanamo Bay detention camp stood up in 2002, nearly 780 prisoners have been housed there. Today, the facility holds just 40 men, one who has been convicted and 39 others who are detainees, said Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command. Now, there are plans to adjust operations at the facility to reflect this new reality.

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