Monday, March 28, 2016 - 07:24
The unceasing drumbeat of deadly violence in notoriously rough Ciudad Delgado highlights the failure of the government’s "Plan El Salvador Seguro" to provide quick relief to the country’s security woes.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 06:39
The military government in Egypt, is cracking down hard on its restive citizenry — harder than any time in memory. And the United States, which sends the country over a $1 billion a year in security aid, is looking the other way.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 05:29
At least nine suspected criminals died in gunbattles with government forces Sunday during an anti-cartel operation in the city of Reynosa, which sits across the U.S. border from McAllen, Texas, Mexican authorities said.
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 06:30
An accusation by Egypt’s interior minister on Sunday that members of the Muslim Brotherhood carried out the assassination of the country’s chief prosecutor has highlighted a simmering debate about the credibility and conduct of Egypt’s security apparatus as it grapples with ongoing attacks by militants.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 06:11
Several thousand Tunisian policemen protested in front of the prime minister's office on Thursday, chanting and demanding more pay and better working conditions as they face Islamist militants targeting security forces
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:23
While it appeared that Wednesday’s piquetes hailed more of the usual, Macri’s government feared mass protests and launched a special protocol set to crackdown on this particular style of protest. The new protocol, passed by the Minister of Safety, Patricia Bullrich on Thursday, established that the security forces can and will act immediatly when a piquete occurs.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:35
Contradictory testimony surrounding the death of four alleged gang members at the hands of police again focuses attention on alleged extrajudicial killings by El Salvador security forces.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 05:03
A United Nations panel has ruled that Mexico’s 2013 arrest and continuing detention of a community police leader was illegal, raising hopes among her supporters she could be freed.
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 05:14
The body set up to investigate human rights violations of the military regime says the militarization of daily life and forced removals of residents are practices of the past that are being repeated today.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 07:15
A common argument used in defense of the Mando Único policing model is that it is easier to build 32 good state police forces than to reform the more than 1800 municipal police departments that exist across Mexico. That plausibly-sounding argument would be way stronger if state police forces were shining examples of reform and modernization.