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A family flees gang-security force clashes in Rio
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Internal Displacement in Brazil: An Inconvenient Truth?

As Brazil works to project the image of a nation that is effectively addressing security challenges in its major cities, one important indicator -- internal...
A displaced family living in makeshift housing in Sinaloa
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Mexico’s Internally Displaced An Invisible Problem: Report

Hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico have been internally displaced due to violence perpetrated by organized crime groups but the majority have yet to receive...
Latin America and the Caribbean is world's most violent region
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Criminal Evolution and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean

Why is Latin America and the Caribbean so violent? InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley gave his answer at a recent conference on organized crime and...
Child migrants are heading north to the US
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‘No place for children’: Central America’s Youth Exodus

Rival politicians, and some press accounts, blame what they call the Obama administration’s lenient policy towards immigrant youth for luring thousands of...
Drug cartels often drive displacement in Mexico
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The New Wave: Organized Crime and Displacement in Mexico and Central America

Violence from organized crime groups is forcibly displacing hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras...
Internally displaced people at a makeshift camp in Bogota
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Pacific Coast Criminal Wars Driving Displacement in Colombia

Two recent reports on internal displacement in Colombia have identified regions wracked by criminal disputes as the areas most affected by this phenomenon,...
A surge in unaccompanied child migrants is predicted in 2014
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Unaccompanied Child Migrants and the Central America Exodus

The United States is seeing a flood of migrants -- many of them unaccompanied children -- from Central America, despite economic conditions leading to lower...
Public works in Queretaro, Mexico
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Mexico Businesses Fleeing Violence Creates Economic Disparity

Insecurity in Mexico's northern states has prompted a flow of business migration to other areas of Mexico, demonstrating the internal economic effects crime can...
Mass displacement at La Loma in Medellin
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The Nomad Victims: Intra-urban Displacement in Medellin

For some, it is their association with an enemy gang. For others, it is their community work. Some flee sexual abuse, forced recruitment, or extortion. But...
Colombia has the world's highest number of displaced people
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BACRIM Displacement Victims Win Legal Recognition in Colombia

Colombia's Constitutional Court has decreed that the National Victim's Registry must cover people displaced by the BACRIM, marking a victory for the thousands...
A religious message in Soyapango, El Salvador
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El Salvador Families Displaced by Gangs

Three families from Soyapango, a municipality on the edge of El Salvador's capital, San Salvador, have been forced from their homes by gangs, in another indication...
Violence has displaced thousands of Mexicans
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Sinaloa Town Displaced by ‘Zetas’ Threats

Around 200 families in the state of Sinaloa have been forced to flee their homes due to death threats from a criminal group allegedly linked to the Zetas, adding to...