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...
Nearly 20 gang members arrested last week in New York City were of Dominican descent.
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Arrests Highlight Role of Dominican Crime Groups in International Drug Trade

Authorities say the majority of some 20 gang members detained in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City last week were Dominican, shedding light on how the low...
Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
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Puerto Rico Airport Employees Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

Authorities dismantled a major drug trafficking ring at Puerto Rico's main international airport, highlighting the importance of the island as a drug transshipment...
Trinidad and Tobago's former Minister Glen Ramadarsingh
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Fmr Trinidad & Tobago Minister Latest to Call for State of Emergency

A former minister in Trinidad and Tobago has called for a state of emergency to address rising crime that's "strangling the lifeline of the country," becoming the...
Officials promote the "Get the Guns" campaign
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Jamaica Boasts Gun Control Success but Security Challenges Remain

The government of Jamaica has announced a rise in seizures of illegal weapons as part of a long-running gun control initiative, however a more coordinated response...
Trinidad and Tobago's Works and Transport Minister, Rohan Sinanan
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Trinidad and Tobago Gangs Extorting Public Works Projects

Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago say gangs are behind the rampant extortion of contractors carrying out public works projects, highlighting the many ways criminal...
Scene from a Trinidadian ISIS propaganda video
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Trinidad Struggles to Stem Youth Recruiting by Gangs, Terror Groups

Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago are taking steps to stop young Muslims from leaving the country to join terrorist groups, highlighting the ongoing struggle the...