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Mexican federal police on patrol
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Mexico’s Police are Overworked, Underpaid and Understaffed: Report

New statistics on Mexico's police paints a picture of an overworked, underpaid and understaffed force that is not concentrated where there are the most public...
Police training is lacking in new criminal justice system, experts say.
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Six Shortcomings of Mexico’s New Justice System

Mexico's new justice system went into effect in June 2016. But because the law was constrained by a deadline, there are several key actions that authorities have...
Brazl has revealed its largest case ever of military police corruption
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‘Largest-Ever’ Police Corruption Case Unfolds in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro witnessed a massive operation aimed at capturing nearly 100 military police officers accused of criminal collusion, adding to a...
Dozens of São Paulo children have been left out of a government protection program
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Brazil Youths Threatened by Both Criminals and Police

Faced by the public defenders of a youth court in São Paulo, Brazil, Gorete emotionally explained what happened on the February night when four military police...
Police forces patrol a favela in Rio de Janeiro
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Inter-American Court Sanctions Brazil over Police Violence for First Time

A recent ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) marks the first time the court has condemned Brazil for police violence, in a decades-old case...
Paraguay's National Police headquarters
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Paraguay Police Took Bribes From Marijuana Producers: Audio Recording

A network of corrupt police officials allegedly involved in a major bribery scheme in Paraguay has been dismantled, further indicating the negative effects that the...
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Homicides in Guatemala: Introduction, Methodology, and Major Findings

When violence surged in early 2015 in Guatemala, then-President Otto Pérez Molina knew how to handle the situation: Blame the street...
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Homicides in Guatemala: Analyzing the Data

In the last decade, homicides in Guatemala have obeyed a fairly steady pattern. Guatemala City and some of its surrounding municipalities have the greatest sheer...
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Homicides in Guatemala: Collecting the Data

When someone is murdered in Guatemala, police, forensic doctors and government prosecutors start making their way to the crime scene and a creaky, antiquated 20th...
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Homicides in Guatemala: Conclusions and Recommendations

Olfato. It is a term used quite often in law enforcement and judicial circles in Central America (and other parts of the world as well). It refers to the sixth...
Brazilian police during an operation in Rio de Janeiro
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Record Killings of Rio Police Are Part of Institutional Failure

A record number of police have been killed in Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro so far in 2017, in a seeming illustration of the police's poor training and how they...
A policeman patrolling a favela in Rio de Janeiro
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Killings by Police in Rio de Janeiro Highlight Training, Oversight Flaws

New statistics show that police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil continue to use lethal force at high rates, a dynamic that is likely the result of poor training and...