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Leaders Beset by Graft Scandals to Talk Corruption at Regional Summit

The 2018 Summit of the Americas will likely see many uncomfortable conversions between nervous politicians -- and perhaps a heavy dose of hypocrisy -- thanks to the...
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Brazil Ex-President to Be Jailed After Losing Another Judicial Battle

Brazil's highest court has rejected a petition by former President Luis Inácio “Lula” da Silva seeking to stay out of jail as he continues his fight against a...
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Rio Residents Support Military Intervention, but Doubt It Will Help

Residents of Rio de Janeiro say they support the use of the military as a measure to tackle rising rates of violence in Brazil's second-biggest city, but they have...
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Weekly InSight: Latin America’s Odebrecht Scandal Just Keeps Growing

In our March 29 Facebook Live session, Managing Editor Josefina Salomón and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed recent developments in a seemingly never-ending...
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Unregulated Private Security Firms Fuel LatAm Crime, Violence: Report

A new report says that a lack of regulation of private security companies in Latin America is having negative impacts on security and at times facilitates criminal...
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A Month In, Brazil Military Deployment in Rio Shows Potential and Risk

It’s been a month since Brazil’s President Michel Temer signed a decree authorizing the military to take control of security in the state of Rio De Janeiro to...
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Why Latin America Dominates Global Homicide Rankings

Year after year, Latin America and the Caribbean dominate global city and country homicide rankings. But what sets this corner of the world apart from the rest? And...
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Brazil Thieves Growing Bolder With Heavily Armed Robberies

A recent series of audacious robberies by heavily armed gangs in Brazil suggests crime groups are increasing in firepower and sophistication amid the country's...
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Rising Brazil Border Seizures Troubling Sign for the Region

Even without significant investment in border security, weapons and narcotics seizures along Brazil's borders have increased over the last year, giving rise to the...