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Argentina Seeks Deeper Security Ties With US Amid Questionable Policy Shift

Argentina is taking new steps to solidify its security relationship with the United States, a move that may be aimed at generating support...
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US Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Slash Latin America Security Aid

A new analysis suggests the US congress is poised to push back against President Donald Trump's proposals for massive cuts in security aid...
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Mexico’s Next President Will Face Rising Criminal Violence. Here’s How to Tackle It.

Mexico enters the 2018 presidential campaign on the heels of the most violent year in its recent history. But notwithstanding the urgency of...
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Mexico’s CJNG: Local Consolidation, Military Expansion and Vigilante Rhetoric

The Jalisco Cartel New Generation (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG) is expanding its presence and influence throughout Mexico. In each of the states in...
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Accusations Land Honduras Police Reform Commission in Hot Water

A commission in charge of cleaning up Honduras’ police is fighting to clear its name after an explosive report by the AP revealed the alleged relationship between...
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Officials in Brazil, Mexico Question Traditional Crime-Fighting Strategies

Top security officials in Brazil and Mexico are questioning traditional strategies towards combating organized crime, but it’s unlikely that these concerns will...
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Gangs as ‘Terrorists’ Proposal Is a Smoke Screen in Guatemala

This week, Guatemala’s new interior minister asked Congress to reform the penal code in order to designate the country’s gang members as terrorists, a...
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Corruption and Impunity Allegations Seed Doubts for Second Term of Honduras President

New corruption and impunity allegations emerging on the eve of the inauguration of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández have cast doubt over his supposed...
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Weekly InSight: GameChangers in Latin America Organized Crime in 2017

In our January 25 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed our annual GameChangers series, covering...
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Jamaica Responds to Rising Violence With Security Crackdown

Jamaica’s latest urban security operation has rounded up nearly 200 suspects in an attempt to “cauterize” rising rates of insecurity, but the aggressive...
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Mexico State Oil Company Says Fuel Theft Reached All-Time High in 2017

Mexico’s state oil company says it experienced record levels of fuel theft in 2017, but the underlying drivers of this issue are unlikely to be addressed in the...
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The Eight Criminal Armies Supporting Venezuela’s Maduro Administration

The editor of one of Venezuela’s most important media organizations denounced that a combination of security forces and groups linked to organized crime have...