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Takedown of Puerto Rico Crime Group Could Spur Struggle to Fill Power Vacuum

US authorities announced drug-related charges on January 18 against 104 alleged members of a Puerto Rico crime group, in a move that could leave a power vacuum in...
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What Is Missing From Police Crime Statistics?

When it comes to understanding crime and violence, police records only tell us half the story (literally). But to design effective crime prevention...
Devastation in Saint Martin after Hurricane Irma
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The Perfect Storm: How Climate Change Exacerbates Crime and Insecurity in LatAm

A series of high-impact hurricanes in the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico have caused serious devastation, serving as a stark reminder of the impacts that...
A soldier deployed in a Zone of Special Operations
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Jamaica’s New Security Plan Off to Inauspicious Beginning

Based on erroneous and false information, the Jamaican government has launched a new initiative to corral criminal groups in what is possibly the wrong urban zone,...
José David Figueroa Agosto
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Trafficking Routes Up for Grabs After Fall of Top Caribbean Drug Kingpin

The man who was once considered the most powerful drug kingpin in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico has been convicted and sentenced to decades in a US prison,...
Haiti is training a new army
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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
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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
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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
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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...