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As US Prosecutes Foreign Crimes, How Far Can Its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Reach?

As US Prosecutes Foreign Crimes, How Far Can Its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Reach?

The sentencing of a Zetas cartel assassin in Texas is the latest example of US prosecutors applying extraterritorial jurisdiction to foreign nationals for crimes they committed abroad, and which on the surface do not directly affect the United States. But what are the limitations to the application of this powerful legal tool?

New Data Reinforces Link Between Guns, Violence in Latin America

New Data Reinforces Link Between Guns, Violence in Latin America

New US government data tracking the international flow of firearms provides additional evidence that guns remain a driving force behind high levels of violence and insecurity in Latin America.

Increased Mexico Security Spending Not Delivering Security Gains: Report

Increased Mexico Security Spending Not Delivering Security Gains: Report

A recent report by a think tank in Mexico underscores that increased security spending has done little to temper escalating rates of violence in the country, suggesting that the government's allocation of the resources -- rather than the overall amount -- may be the problem.

Latin America Again Ranks as World's Least Secure Region: Report

Latin America Again Ranks as World's Least Secure Region: Report

For the eighth year in a row, an annual report from the Gallup polling organization has ranked Latin America as the least secure region in the world, underscoring the persistence of regional security challenges and the ways in which crime and insecurity impact citizens' daily lives.

Increasing Mexico Nightclub Attacks Show Crime Groups' Brazenness

Increasing Mexico Nightclub Attacks Show Crime Groups' Brazenness

Attacks on Mexico's nightclubs are on the rise, suggesting criminal groups are becoming increasingly willing to use public violence, and highlighting the collateral damage this dynamic has had on the country's tourist centers.

Homicides in Guatemala: The Challenge and Lessons of Disaggregating Gang-related and Drug Trafficking-related Murders.

Homicides in Guatemala: The Challenge and Lessons of Disaggregating Gang-related and Drug Trafficking-related Murders.