The upcoming withdrawal of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Haiti (MINUSTAH) threatens to add to the security, crime and drug trafficking challenges the Dominican Republic already faces. Here’s how the U.S. can help.
The problem often exists far from the public eye, but the severe overcrowding of prisons in Brazil is another example of state weakness.
The Kuczynski government is struggling with growing organized crime, involved in everything from coca cultivation, narcotics trafficking and illegal mining. Here’s how the U.S. can help.
Despite the attention the Trump administration has placed on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants, the data—though spotty—show that the threat is exaggerated.
The fight against narcotics trafficking and violence in Guatemala is daunting. But a number of changes to the country’s security forces have started to produce some real gains.
Earlier this month, hundreds of people marched in Asuncion, demanding the resignation of Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and denouncing widespread government corruption. In an email interview, […]
When it comes to gun ownership and homicide by guns, the patterns in the Americas are not what you’d expect.
Using the World Justice Project’s annual Rule of Law Index, this stats shot examines how countries in the Americas score when it comes to the efficiency of the criminal justice system.
There are multiple causes for the escalating crime and violence that is sweeping the region and making Latin America the region with the highest murder rates in the world. Narcotics trafficking, weak states, misguided anti-narcotics policies are all partly to blame. But given the numbers of U.S.-purchased weapons turning up in crime scenes in Central America, the U.S.’s lax gun control laws are another.