The Christian Science Monitor

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 08:40
Hostilities began on Dec. 15 with antipathy between the president and former vice-president. But a local culture of guns acted like a tinderbox.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 00:00
A new study on Central America and Mexico suggests that strengthening land rights for forest-dwelling and coastal indigenous groups can help curb drug trafficking.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 00:00
Although Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has pointed to successes in his country's fight against organized crime, extortion has become more common, as has kidnapping.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 07:42
The Ugandan Army quickly crossed into South Sudan on behalf of the government when fighting broke out in December. That may have started something.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 00:00
Latin America’s low-key reaction to events in Ukraine and Crimea suggest that opinion-makers are distracted by domestic issues and perceive such far-off developments as having little bearing.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 00:00
Latin America's low-key reaction to events in Ukraine and Crimea suggest that opinion-makers are distracted by domestic issues and perceive such far-off developments as having little bearing
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 00:00
Governments around the region including Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina have commercial, trade, and political interests with the government of Venezuela that have kept their responses to recent violence muted.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 00:00
Things have been more peaceful since such vigilante groups stepped up. But to some, the challenge of curbing entrenched cartel violence has only been heightened, as the need now is to rein in these locally organized groups.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 00:00
“One of the negative consequences of this crisis has been the fracturing of the opposition movement”
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 11:25
“That’s why we want to keep the NDN open,” the senior defense official says. “We can surge more material up and out through the network if we need to do that.”

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