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Mexico’s Next President Will Face Rising Criminal Violence. Here’s How to Tackle It.

Mexico enters the 2018 presidential campaign on the heels of the most violent year in its recent history. But notwithstanding the urgency of...

Study: 2017 Was Deadliest Year in Mexico for Homicides Linked to Organized Crime

Organized crime-related homicides reached a record high in Mexico in 2017, according to a recent study which compares government statistics with documented executions carried out...

Militarization Continues as Mexico Records Most Homicidal Year on Record

Newly unveiled homicide statistics in Mexico confirm that 2017 was in fact the most homicidal year recorded in the country’s recent history, underscoring continued problems...

InSight Crime’s 2017 Homicide Round-Up

Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises -- 2017 proved a remarkable year in terms of homicide levels for many a country across Latin America and the Caribbean. Once...

One Firearm Seized Every Two Hours in Guatemala

Since 2014, there have been more firearm seizures than homicides committed with guns in Guatemala. Guatemala’s National Police (Policia Nacional Civil – PNC) has identified...

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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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