Weekly InSight: Why Latin America Is the Most Violent Region on Earth

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In our March 8 Facebook Live session, Co-Director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed the factors that drive Latin America’s persistently high homicide rates.

Dudley and LaSusa talked about the various reasons why Latin American countries tend to have very high murder rates compared to the rest of the world, including flawed security strategies and weak institutions.

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Dudley and LaSusa also discussed the ways in which Latin American authorities may be able to improve policies related to violence, and how even some seemingly small steps could lead to significant reductions in homicides.

Watch the full conversation below:

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