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Americas Quarterly: The Trouble in Naming Latin America's Most Violent City

Americas Quarterly: The Trouble in Naming Latin America's Most Violent City

Another year, another ranking of the world’s most murderous cities. The latest study released by the Mexican think tank Seguridad, Justicia y Paz (SJP) suggests that Caracas took the top spot in 2016. Earlier this year, the Igarapé Institute and The Economist released a table tipping San Salvador as number one. So which is it?

The Daily Observer: Fix Education to Fight Crime

The Daily Observer: Fix Education to Fight Crime

The idea that stronger reactionary measures reduce crime is refuted and experts say that a flawed education system is a key contributor to deviance.

 

Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

The Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America will take place on June 15 and 16 in Miami, Florida.  

InSight Crime: Can Hip Hop Help Stop Gang Violence in Latin America?

Written by Angelika Albaladejo

InSight Crime: Can Hip Hop Help Stop Gang Violence in Latin America?

Hip hop culture has long been associated with gangs, violence and vandalism. But a wide range of actors in Latin America are attempting to work past longstanding biases and challenges to experiment with these art forms as alternatives for at-risk youths who might otherwise engage in criminal activity.

Al Jazeera: Brazil's prisons: A battleground in the drug wars

Written by Sam Cowie

Al Jazeera: Brazil's prisons: A battleground in the drug wars

It was early evening on January 1, 2017, when Maria heard that a riot was under way at Complexo Penitenciario Anisio Jobim (COMPAJ) - the prison where her two sons Antony, 27, and Antonio, 22, were being held. The violence lasted 17 hours. Maria's son Antony had his throat cut and Antonio was beheaded.

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