In our June 22 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Matthew Taylor, an associate professor at American University, about recent developments in a massive, unfolding corruption scandal in Brazil.
A new report analyzing nationwide trends in violence in Brazil concludes that a number of geographic and socioeconomic factors are contributing to shifting homicide dynamics in Latin America's biggest country.
Hip hop culture has long been associated with gangs, violence and vandalism. But a wide range of actors in Latin America are attempting to work past longstanding biases and challenges to experiment with these art forms as alternatives for at-risk youths who might otherwise engage in criminal activity.
The recent seizure of 60 sophisticated military rifles originating from Miami in Río de Janeiro's international airport has exposed a massive arms trafficking network that may potentially be arming Brazil's violent gangs in their ongoing struggle for control over local neighborhoods and their recent attempts at regional expansion.