Civil Society

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 08:01
Aside from near constant talk of building "a wall" along the Mexican border and sporadic mention of Mexico's heroin distribution networks, candidates for the US presidency have paid little attention to how they would deal with organized crime and security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, so InSight Crime scanned their records and their statements to try to get a better idea.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:36
In spite of improvements in democratic governance and poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean, violent crime has continued to spiral out of control in many countries and cities. Governments should set specific targets to get the homicide epidemic under control.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 07:39
President Obama will leave office having failed to use the tools at his disposal to make significant progress on getting child soldiers off the battlefield. That’s the consensus among human rights groups who point to the fact that for six consecutive years, the Obama administration has subverted U.S. law requiring the president to sanction foreign governments that force children to fight.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Brazil’s Federal Police (PF, for its Portuguese acronym) continues to monitor individuals suspected of sympathizing with and taking action on behalf of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or Daesh, on the eve of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which begin on August 5th.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Years of pressure from activists and victims over rampant gender-related violence in Mexico State eventually led the government to declare an official "gender alert" in July 2015. One year on, things look even worse.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Criminal groups and corrupt officials are the main beneficiaries of a US inspired shift in Mexico's policy that is endangering migrants, according to a new report, and the recent US decision to allow more Central American immigrants refugee status will do little to protect them from abuse south of the Rio Grande.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In 2010, as Brazil prepared to host the World Cup and Olympics, armed forces invaded the sprawling Complexo do Alemão group of favelas, or slums, which were controlled by drug gangs. The effort was part of a citywide police program known as “pacification.” But now, with the Olympiad fast approaching, those days feel very far away to favela resident Rene Silva.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Major sporting events like the Olympics often lead to major human rights violations, and the situation unfolding ahead of the Summer Games next month in Rio de Janeiro is shaping up as a depressing replay, human rights activists warn.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The violence plagued city of Palmira saw 46 percent fewer homicides in the first six months of 2016 than in the same period a year earlier, a sign that new security measures are gaining traction in one of Colombia’s most troubled regions.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The violence plagued city of Palmira saw 46 percent fewer homicides in the first six months of 2016 than in the same period a year earlier, a sign that new security measures are gaining traction in one of Colombia’s most troubled regions.

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