Security

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 05:40

As digital technologies rapidly grow and the use of the Internet expands, so do the risks that accompany it. Cyber security capacity building efforts thus have become a priority, not only for governments, but also for the private sector and civil society around the world.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:53
El Salvador’s attorney general has begun arresting law enforcement officials who helped carry out a truce between gangs that, until just a few years ago, was central to the nation’s strategy for taming its infamous violence.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:40
For activists like Franco, and Jani Silva, a community leader from the south-western Putumayo department, many of the injustices that underlie the conflict in the world’s largest single supplier of cocaine remain unresolved. This is despite the passage in 2011 of the Victims and Land Restitution Law – which aims to hand back the millions of hectares of land stolen during decades of violence.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 06:24
Dozens of House Democrats are pressing the Obama administration to make sure an international human rights panel is “actively involved” in the investigation of the murder of an environmental and indigenous rights activist in Honduras.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:08
Homicides fell sharply during April in El Salvador, police figures showed on Monday, after ferocious gang violence probably turned the poor Central American country into the world's most murderous nation.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 07:02
Amnesty International calls for a "complete cut off of U.S. military aid … due to the continued collaboration between the Colombian armed forces and their paramilitary allies as well as the failure of the Colombian government to improve human rights conditions."
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 08:00
The government of El Salvador has deployed a new heavily armed unit to fight criminal gangs in rural areas. The 1000-strong special force is equipped with helicopters, armoured cars and assault weapons.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:32
As Brazil is consumed by the worst political and economic crisis in decades, the country has turned inward. This has contributed to a regional power vacuum and a sense of paralysis when it comes to devising regional approaches to South America's most pressing challenges.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 05:52
Outside experts investigating the September 2014 attacks on 43 trainee teachers delivered a devastating final report on Sunday, finding inconsistencies, errors and omissions in the government’s official investigation, along with evidence of suspects being tortured.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 05:45
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has warned that the death toll from a powerful earthquake which has killed 272 people is likely to rise. There were desperate scenes as rescuers and family members searched for survivors, often with bare hands.

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