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Mass Displacements in Colombia Illustrate New Dynamics of Criminal Violence

Fighting between criminal groups in Colombia displaced more than 1,000 people in just four days, signaling a new generation of conflict-related displacement...
What is the collateral damage of violence in Mexico?
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Is the Impact of Violence in Mexico Similar to War Zones?

The impact that drug-related violence has on citizens in Mexico is similar to what people living through war experience, according to the president of the Red...
Mass displacements have risen in 2017
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Mass Displacements on the Rise as Colombia’s War Recedes

Monitoring groups in Colombia say the number of mass displacements in the country has increased in 2017 despite the end of the conflict between the state and the...
Colombia now has the largest number of internally displaced people
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Conflict, Violence Continue to Drive Displacement in Latin America: Report

A newly released annual report on global internal displacement again highlights how crime and violence contribute to displacement and migration in Latin America,...
The state has not yet occupied all areas left behind by the FARC guerrillas
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Colombia Prematurely Claims Victory in Fight for Former FARC Turf

Colombia's Defense Minister has declared that the state has "already won" the battle to occupy the territories being left behind by the FARC guerrillas as the...
Forced displacement by crime groups has affected many Mexico communities
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Forced Displacement in Mexico: The Hidden Toll of the War

Mexico's violence-induced forced displacement crisis is only beginning. Almost a third of the country's municipalities have fewer inhabitants than they did before...
Migrants in Costa Rica
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Fleeing Gang Violence, El Salvador Migrants Head South

A new report says an increasing number of Central Americans are fleeing south to escape gang violence and seeking asylum in Costa Rica, a dynamic which may be...
Central American migrants
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Organized Crime Fuels Rising Northern Triangle Displacement: UN

A new United Nations report highlights skyrocketing rates of forced displacement in Central America's Northern Triangle region, attributing the trend in...
Displacement is growing in Colombia according to a new report
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Displacement Rising as Colombia’s Conflict Moves Into New Phase

Monitoring groups say displacement in Colombia is once again rising, a trend likely linked to clashes between armed groups positioning themselves to capitalize on...
Map by IDMC showing estimates of internally displaced people in various countries
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Criminal Violence Has Displaced Millions in Latin America: Report

A newly released report highlights the central role crime plays in driving displacement and migration in Latin America, estimating that violence linked to criminal...
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Guatemala Arrests Alleged Leader of Mendoza Criminal Clan

Guatemalan authorities arrested an important member of the Mendoza clan, the second big blow in 17 months inflicted on a family ranked among the country's criminal...
Central American migrants riding the "Train of Death"
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Crime, Violence Driving Migration from Central America: Reports

Several new reports highlight crime and violence as key factors driving large numbers of Central American citizens to migrate to the United States, suggesting...