Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:23
Little Ricardo is a small player in Manaus' violent drug trade, which has flourished in recent years as the Amazonian capital has grown into a major transit point, supplying an increasing domestic and European demand for cocaine. Homicides rose by 166 percent between 2002 and 2012 and stood at 37 killings per 100,000 inhabitants in 2014 the majority of which local security officials say is connected to the drug trade.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:31
The Guardian’s investigation into Central American migration patterns and the fate of those deported from the US to be returned to their countries of origin failed to point out Washington’s complicity in the circumstances giving rise to appalling murder rates such as those of the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula where there are 1,200 homicides a year.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 06:44
As the country gears up to host the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the Brazilian forum of public security said the number of violent deaths was up nearly 5% last year from 2013, when the country suffered a then high of 55,000 such deaths.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:00
The number of reported massacres in El Salvador appear to have risen significantly, again raising the question of whether this is primarily the result of gang-on-gang violence or whether there are other factors at play.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:13
Increase in murders in capital stokes fears that brutal drug gangs have grabbed foothold.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 06:51
When two US-made Humvees approached a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last month, the police assumed them to be friendly local or coalition forces. In fact, Taliban militants were behind the wheel of the sand-coloured vehicles. Caught by surprise, police stood no chance against the Humvees’ mounted machine guns.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:45
Violence in Colombia has fallen to its 1975 level since July 20, the start of a unilateral cease-fire by the FARC guerrilla group, according to a report released Monday by Cerac, a think-tank that studies armed conflicts.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:27
A member of an independent political group critical of the Armenian government was savagely beaten after a protest in Yerevan, the capital, on September 21, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 06:07
Violence is decreasing in Honduras, which once had the world’s highest homicide rate: last year it dropped to 68 per 100,000 residents after peaking at 86.5 in 2011.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 07:14
The United States voiced deep concern over the unresolved conflicts in the region. She further noted that Azerbaijan remains a strategic ally of the U.S., and Washington has been a proud ally in the field of security for over 20 years.