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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...
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Brazil’s PCC Expands Criminal Activity, Trafficking Arms From Venezuela

A criminal group has been reported smuggling weapons of war out of Venezuela to expand their illegal activities, taking advantage of the country's economic crisis,...
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Brazil Officials Propose Expanding Military Role in ‘War’ on Crime

Several top officials in Brazil have floated the idea of expanding the use of federal military operations to combat crime throughout the country, suggesting the...
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Can Anyone Stop Brazil’s PCC?

Brazil’s biggest gang has expanded across the region. Confronting them head-on might just make the problem worse....
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At Rio Carnival, Crime and Corruption Overshadow Brazil’s Biggest Party

Brazil’s biggest annual celebration came to a close amid several indications of deepening insecurity in Rio de Janeiro, as well as ongoing concerns about...