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Failed Venezuela Uprising Benefits Armed and Criminal Groups

Venezuela's social conflict and violence may be even more complicated a week after the failed military uprising led by Juan Guaidó. This continued descent into...
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Will an Algorithm Help Colombia Predict Crime?

An initiative to create an artificial intelligence system that analyzes massive amounts of data to recognize criminal patterns underscores how Colombia seeks to use...
Brazil has some of the largest prison populations in the world
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‘Volunteer’ Inmate Program Highlights Brazil Prison Crisis

A so-called voluntary work program in Rio de Janeiro prisons has highlighted long-term problems within Brazil’s crumbling penitentiary system, a breeding ground...
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Neutralizing Criminal Groups Key in Guaidó Security Plan for Venezuela

The opposition leader and president of Venezuela’s National Assembly has launched his new security plan for a potential transition government, announcing a series...
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US Corruption List Omits Key Central American Officials

Senior officials named in a US government list of corruption suspects in Central America have all been sentenced for their crimes -- a fact critics say raises...
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Mexico’s War on Drugs Leaves 750 Military Personnel Dead Since 2006

Nearly 750 military personnel are reported to have died while in service since Mexico launched its “war on drugs” in 2006. A closer look at the figures shows a...
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Killings by Mexican Marines Underscore Lack of Oversight

Recent data shows that Mexican Marines have become much more lethal in clashes with civilians, raising concerns of accountability at a time when Mexico prepares to...
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Is Mexico’s New National Guard Just Another Uniform?

Mexico’s new National Guard is another step closer to taking up arms, but the logic behind the agency’s creation and its potential for improving the nation’s...
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Record-High Drug Seizures and Arrests in Argentina: A Success Story?

Authorities in Argentina have hailed the record-high increase of drug seizures and arrests made since 2015 as a sign that their security strategy is working, but...
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Past Extrajudicial Murders Haunt Colombia’s Military Command

The presence of several generals accused of being involved in extrajudicial killings within Colombia’s military command has raised concerns that President Iván...
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Brazil Clampdown on Gang-Controlled Prisons Unlikely to Succeed

A recent prison crackdown in Brazil has sparked a violent response from the country’s most powerful organized crime group, but the government's measures lack...
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Police Exercise License to Kill in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro

Killings by police in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro nearly doubled in January 2019 when compared to the previous month -- suggesting that President Jair Bolsonaro's and...