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Criminal Displacement in Latin America


Displacement in Latin America

In a collaboration with four media organizations in Latin America, InSight Crime looks at the role of organized crime in driving displacement and...
Abandoned house in El Salvador

The Legion of the Displaced

In the suburbs of El Salvador, in neighborhoods stained by Mara Salvatrucha or Barrio 18 graffiti, there are hundreds of abandoned, decaying houses. These houses...
Forced displacement in Colombia

The New Face of Forced Displacement in Latin America

Forced displacement has a long history in Latin America. For decades - and even centuries in some countries - entire villages, families and individuals have sought...
Displaced in Colombia

The Stampede of Fear

They say that during the worst times, between 1999 and 2002, when right-wing paramilitaries who went by their acronym the AUC carried out their violent assault in...
San Jose de los Hornos in the Sierra Madre

The Displaced of Sinaloa

From September 2011 to February 2012, hundreds of families fled the Sierra Madre in Sinaloa state after criminal gangs killed locals and burnt their houses to the...

Running From Your Own Shadow

The Peten province in Guatemala is a vast territory, so big you could fit the neighboring countries of Belize and El Salvador inside it. But despite its size, there...