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...
Jamaica's homicide rate is on an upward slope
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...