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Why Have Political Assassinations More Than Doubled in Brazil?

Political assassinations have marred successive Brazilian elections but the pace of these killings has more than doubled in 2020, with the power of militia groups blamed for much of the...

Los Monos Defending Their Territory in Rosario, Argentina

The wave of violence tearing through the city of Rosario, in Argentina, has authorities on the alert. All indications point to disputes between criminal groups, including Los...

Mexico Facing Predictable Bloody Fallout After El Marro’s Arrest

Months after the arrest of one of Mexico's most wanted criminals, violence continues to spiral out of control in the country's deadliest state, as the bloody fallout after...

Enemies to Allies – How Venezuela Decides Which Criminal Groups Thrive

The Venezuelan government and security forces have spent the last few months building up a criminal known as Santanita and his gang as one of their major targets, while other...

Indigenous Leaders Slain in Peru Amid Pandemic

Four Indigenous leaders in Peru's Amazon have been murdered since the government declared a state of emergency over COVID-19, revealing how their opposition to illegal logging,...

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For El Salvador Funeral Homes, Business is Booming

Many funeral homes in El Salvador are experiencing a veritable bonanza these days. One...

Searching for Accurate Homicide Data: Latin America’s ‘El Dorado’

Con la violencia en bajos niveles históricos en algunos lugares de Latinoamérica y en...

Motorcycle Killings: Criminal Modus Operandi in LatAm

Over 1,500 Guatemalans have reportedly been killed by motorcycle assassins since 2012,...

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