Law Enforcement

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:37
Honduran military and police forces, backed by the international community and in particular millions of U.S. dollars, once again brutally attacked peaceful protesters in a week that saw more social movement blood spilt.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 06:50
Many police in El Salvador are resigning and some are seeking asylum abroad, an indication of officers' dissatisfaction with poor working conditions as they continue to be called upon to combat the country's gangs.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:56
Mexico’s federal police on Friday arrested a fugitive former municipal police chief who is a major figure in the investigation into the disappearance of 43 college students in September 2014.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 06:28
Congolese state security services shot, burned, beat and hacked to death at least 48 civilians and reportedly hired thugs to attack protests last month against the extension of President Joseph Kabila's mandate, the United Nations said on Friday.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 06:56
Police corruption and involvement in criminal activities remains widespread in Peru, a dynamic that could be contributing to growing perceptions of insecurity among Peruvian citizens.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 06:52
Nearly two dozen municipal police officers were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and extortion of migrants in Mexico's Chiapas state, highlighting the rise of police violence against migrants along this key transit route.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 07:00
A new report seems to indicate that various branches of the MS13 gang in El Salvador attempted to pool their resources in order to fund an elite unit as a response to a government crackdown on their operations.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:53
The central accusation of the study on the massacre in Allende is the failure at every level of government, from local police to the federal attorney general’s office, to undertake an investigation of the killings.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 06:28
A prison riot in Guatemala highlights a broken system that continues to suffer from overcrowding, rising violence and a lack of organizational leadership -- all of which likely exacerbates the nation's gang problems.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:00
El Salvador's armed forces and the National Civil Police (PNC) are killing alleged gang members at a rate of about 35 per month since the government declared war on the country's gangs in January 2015.