News Analysis

Ex-Officer: Brazil Military Police Creates 'Monsters'

Ex-Officer: Brazil Military Police Creates 'Monsters'

A former military police officer in Brazil talks about the culture of violence that permeates the force, and how this can dehumanize those who initially joined in order to serve and protect the public.  Read More

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Peru Legislative Decrees Raise Security-Privacy Debate

Peru Legislative Decrees Raise Security-Privacy Debate

New legislative decrees in Peru aimed at improving the government's ability to combat organized crime have also stirred debate over the balance between security and the right to privacy. Read More

Gang-Enforced Bus Strike Increases Pressure on El Salvador Govt

Gang-Enforced Bus Strike Increases Pressure on El Salvador Govt

El Salvador’s gangs have reportedly enforced a transportation strike, paralyzing capital city San Salvador as they attempt to push the government into a new round of truce negotiations. Read More

39 Women, Children 'Rescued' from Peru's Shining Path

39 Women, Children 'Rescued' from Peru's Shining Path

Authorities in Peru say security forces have rescued a record number of women and children from the Shining Path, drawing attention to the insurgent group's alleged recruitment practices.  Read More

'Drug Flights Entering Bolivia From Paraguay, Argentina'

'Drug Flights Entering Bolivia From Paraguay, Argentina'

According to Bolivia's top anti-drug official, criminal groups have developed new international drug trafficking routes through the country. Alongside the release of new drug seizure statistics, this all points to Bolivia's growing role as a transit hub in South America's drug trade.  Read More