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New Brazil Cabinet Sets Up Tug of War Between Military and Judiciary

The composition of Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s national security team has confirmed that his tough stance on violent crime continues to be a...
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Impunity Persists in LatAm Cases of Murdered Journalists

A new report says that authorities in Latin America continue to struggle in prosecuting cases of murdered journalists, suggesting an unwillingness to adequately...
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Can Brazil’s Bolsonaro Deliver on Crime, Corruption Promises?

Brazil's presidential election resulted in the victory of far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro, who has promised to crush rampant crime and corruption with an iron...
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Paraguay Authorities Foil New Plan to Free Red Command Leader

Authorities in Paraguay have foiled, for the second time in a month, an attempt to free a Brazilian drug trafficker imprisoned in the Southern Cone nation, raising...
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Crime and Security High on Voters’ Agendas in Brazil Election

Brazil is just days away from the first round of this year's general election, and rising crime and security will play an important role in shaping the outcome of...
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Can Governments Deter Violence Committed by Crime Groups?

For decades, governments throughout Latin America have responded to violent criminal groups with militarized campaigns aimed -- in many cases futilely -- at...
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Restrictions on Venezuela Migrants Boost Criminal Networks

New immigration restrictions announced by some countries in Latin America to stem the tide of migrants fleeing Venezuela could create a boomerang effect in the...
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How Brazil’s Presidential Candidates Would Tackle Deepening Insecurity

With crime and violence on the rise across Brazil, security has become a major theme in the run-up to the October presidential election. Do any of the candidates...
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Brazil Homicides Reach New Record Levels: Report

Brazil broke its own homicide record in 2017, according to a new report, as killings rose to unprecedented levels due to more violence related to organized crime...