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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.

Insight Crime: Red desarticulada en Perú presenta las típicas características criminales

Por Tristan Clavel

  • 7 March 2017
  • Posted by: Anna Uchoa
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Las autoridades de Perú desarticularon un grupo criminal que reunía distintos elementos observados en muchas de las estructuras del crimen organizado en Latinoamérica: firmas privadas de seguridad, prisiones y la presunta participación de personal castrense.

Insight Crime: Are US Anti-Crime Programs in Central America Working?

Written by Mike LaSusa

  • 6 March 2017
  • Posted by: Anna Uchoa
  • Number of views: 445
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Over the past several years, the United States has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on crime and violence prevention programs in Central America, with few evaluations of the impact of this investment. But one hotly debated study highlights the challenges of measuring security assistance outcomes, as well as the need for a greater body of analysis about the efficacy of such initiatives.

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