Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 05:48
A panel of human rights leaders hosted by Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., spoke to lawmakers about the dangers of speaking out against the U.S.-backed Honduran government.Victor Fernandez, a prominent human rights attorney and lawyer representing the Cáceres family, insisted that her assassination was carried out by either the Honduran government or by “the paramilitary structure of companies.”
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:43
The $750 million U.S. aid package negotiated for the Northern Triangle countries is less than the Barack Obama administration originally sought. Relative to both past commitments and money pledged elsewhere in the world, it is modest. Nevertheless, it is a useful start. So the question is: What should the funds focus on?
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 05:55
International experts reviewing one of Mexico's most notorious crimes have accused parts of the Mexican government and its sympathizers of trying to block advances in the investigation and orchestrating a smear campaign against them.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 05:36
The Usuga clan was born from a faulty demobilization – in this case an attempt in the mid-2000s to disarm a federation of rightwing militias known as the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC). While more than 30,000 fighters laid down their weapons, some units refused, regrouping as what are variously called “post-demobilization” groups, neo-paramilitaries or paramilitary successor groups.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 06:06
Mexico's homicide rate reached its highest level in two years in February, and the state of Colima displaced Guerrero as having the most reported homicides in the country.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:28
The United Nations said it expects more violence with the onset of spring in Afghanistan and called for increased regional cooperation and coordination to help the war-hit nation counter the terrorism threat.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 05:13
Reducing violence is not about controlling violent neighborhoods or even about controlling violent people. It is about inducing people to control themselves. That’s it. The best policing comes when no police are required.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 06:25
Almost 60,000 people were murdered in Brazil in 2014, most with guns. While some Latin American countries have higher per capita murder rates, in absolute numbers, Brazil is the deadliest place in the world outside Syria.
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.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:35
Just over 26 percent of people convicted of murder in El Salvador in 2015 were gang members, according to new statistics that undermine the government's assertions about what is driving violence in the country.