Security

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 07:09
El Salvador has not experienced such a bloody start to the year since the small Central American country was submerged in a brutal civil war that ended a generation ago.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 07:03
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri has urged the country's congress to approve a deal reached with the so-called "vulture funds" that foresees an end to one of the most brutal debt battles ever seen between a country and a creditor.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 07:02
The new commissioner of Panama's National Border Service (SENAFRONT), Cristian Hayer, is determined to build on the law enforcement agency's successes in fighting organized crime, drug trafficking, and guerrilla groups.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:19
Police have retaken control of the Topo Chico jail following last week's riot in which 49 inmates were killed, Mexican officials say. Officials said officers had "put an end to the self-government imposed by criminal leaders in collusion with some prison authorities". They also dismantled "luxury cells" containing mini-bars, aquariums and saunas in the prison in Monterrey.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 05:38
As Juan Orlando Hernández passes the midpoint of his presidential term in Honduras, InSight Crime evaluates how well he has addressed the most pressing security issues the country faced when he first took office.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 04:58
Remote, sparsely-populated regions of Colombia will see “spectacular growth” when they become open for development following a peace deal with Marxist rebels, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 04:56
Two days with 10 men who left Central America in early November to embark on an exhausting journey, made riskier by the Mexican authorities’ crackdown on migrants.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 05:54
Less than one percent of crimes are punished in Mexico, according to a new study that highlights the grave structural and institutional weaknesses that have allowed organized crime to flourish in the country.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 05:22
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has declared war on mosquitoes responsible for spreading the Zika virus in a recorded TV message to the nation.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 05:00
It's no coincidence that most Zika-related microcephaly cases were found in the north-east of the country: of course, the weather there is hot, which is prime breeding ground for the Aedis aegypti, but it is also where most of Brazil’s poverty is concentrated.

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