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Haiti is training a new army

Haiti’s Revived Military Could Pose More Security Risks Than Solutions

Haiti is reconstituing its previously disbanded army after more than two decades, amid concerns about growing insecurity as a United Nations peacekeeping force is...
Jamaican security forces on patrol

Jamaica to Initiate Security Crackdown as Murders Surge

Jamaica has passed a law allowing the army and police to launch special operations in crime hotspots following a spike in murders, but this aggressive security...
Camp Street prison destroyed during riot

Guyana Prison Riot, Fire Create Major Security Headache

A massive prison riot that occurred in Guyana's capital this past weekend could have serious ramifications on the country's overall security situation, while also...
Authorities guard a cocaine shipment seized in Caribbean waters

US Plays Catch Up With Engagement Strategy in Caribbean

A new US engagement plan for the Caribbean is a sign that the major drug-consuming nation has started to plug a hole in its security and drug trafficking prevention...
Jamaica's homicide rate is on an upward slope

Why Jamaica’s Homicide Rate Is Up 20%

Jamaica's homicide rate has risen steeply in 2017, in what is likely the symptom of a splintering...
A multi-ton cocaine seizure by the US Coast Guard

String of Large Drug Seizures Suggests Growth in Caribbean Trafficking

The US Coast Guard recently offloaded in Puerto Rico more than a metric ton of cocaine, the latest in a string of seizures that points to a potential growth in the...
One in three Caribbean residents has lost someone close to them to violence

Caribbean Has ‘Violence Problem,’ Not ‘Crime Problem’: Report

The Caribbean region has a "uniquely high level of violent crime," according to a new report that offers a rare insight into the root causes of criminal activity in...
Haiti’s prisons are the most overcrowded in the world

Report Proposes Offering Legal Aid to Curtail Prison Overcrowding in Haiti

A recent report advocates increasing legal assistance for Haiti's prisoners awaiting trial, an initiative that could lessen some of the human and financial losses...
Dominican Republic police guard seized drugs

Weekly InSight: The Dominican Republic, the Caribbean’s Cocaine Bridge

In our April 27 Facebook Live session, Co-director Jeremy McDermott spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about InSight Crime's research and reporting on the...