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What Explains Brazil’s Homicide Decline?

Brazil is the world's murder capital. No other country even comes close. That is why it was big news when the country's Minister...

Why Are Political Candidates Being Assassinated in Colombia?

The murder of seven candidates in Colombia’s upcoming municipal election in just one month, the highest rate since 2015, has raised new questions about the motives behind the...

Why Are More People Being Killed in Mexico in 2019?

With Mexico registering more murders in the first six months of 2019 than any year in recent history, its spiral of violence shows no signs of...

Bitter Fight for Former FARC Areas Drives Surge in Colombia Homicides

Colombia’s homicide rate has risen for the first time in a decade, reflecting renewed conflicts between criminal groups in strategic areas of the country, especially in the wake...

El Salvador to Omit Key Data From Official Homicide Tally

The government of El Salvador says that homicide data will only include “social violence” and not instances involving confrontations with security forces, a move that makes it...

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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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