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The 10 countries with the highest child homicide rates are all in Latin America and the Caribbean

Ten Countries With Highest Child Homicide Rates All in LatAm: Report

A new report from an international non-governmental organization says that the 10 countries with the highest child homicide rates are all in Latin America and the...
It has been a deadly year for journalists in Mexico

Weekly InSight: Can Mexico Protect Its Press From Violence and Corruption?

In our May 18 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke with Jan-Albert Hootsen, the Mexico correspondent for the Committee to Protect...
Central American migrants

Northern Triangle Migrants: From the Frying Pan Into the Fire

A new report by an international humanitarian organization provides fresh statistics on the dangers that migrants from Central America's Northern Triangle face both...

Javier Valdez Cárdenas, Famed Narco Chronicler, Killed in Mexico

Journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, one of Mexico's most prominent chroniclers of drug trafficking and organized crime, was shot dead in Culiacán, Sinaloa, on May...
An explosion caused by the illegal tapping of a pipeline in Mexico

Execution Highlights Mexico’s Inability to Combat Rampant Fuel Theft

Videos that appears to show a soldier executing a presumed oil thief at point blank range in Mexico draws attention to the inability of the government to come up...
A memorial to Miroslava Breach - one of four journalists killed in Mexico in 2017

Political Culture in Mexico Delays Justice for Murdered Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called once again for an end to impunity around the killing of journalists in Mexico after a particularly violent...
US Armed Forces training Honduran military

New Database Aims to Increase Transparency of US Security Aid to LatAm

A new database compiled by a Washington, DC-based advocacy group aims to increase transparency surrounding US security assistance programs across Latin America,...
A police officer inspecting a cell in La Joyita, Panama

Video of Armed Inmates Shows Conditions in Panama Prisons

A video recorded in a Panama prison showing inmates holding weapons casts new doubts on the state of the country's prison...
Cecilio Pineda Brito, the first of three Mexican journalists killed this month

Shadow of Organized Crime Hovers over Wave of Mexico Journalist Killings

The murder of a Chihuahua-based correspondent marks the third killing of a journalist in Mexico this month, a wave of targeted violence for which organized crime...
Youth killings involving Venezuelan security forces rose in 2016

Security Forces Killed 250 Venezuela Children in 2016: Report

Security forces in Venezuela killed over 250 minors in 2016, a steep rise compared to the previous year and yet another worrying indication of the excessive use of...
Demonstrators march in opposition to violence against women

Covering Violence Against Women: How We Miss the Bigger Story

In our March 9 Facebook Live podcast, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello talked about how the media misses the bigger story when it...
Violence in the household can contribute to youths developing aggressive behavior

How Violence Against Women Fuels More Crime

Across Latin America, the incredibly high levels of violence against women have long been denounced by non-governmental organizations and the media. Ignoring this...