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Brazil’s Mass Incarceration Policy Has Not Stopped Crime

How Brazil’s overcrowded and underfunded penitentiary system contributes to the country’s public security crisis

'Countering the Global Narcotics Epidemic – The United States’ Counternarcotics Strategy': Earl Anthony Wayne Testifies before the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

 

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Fight Cross-Border Crime with Collaboration, Not Threats

The United States and Mexico face a powerful onslaught of criminal activity damaging both countries. They need to step up cooperation now. U.S. threats are counterproductive.

Where Do We Go from Here? Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-United States Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 as President of Mexico opens a new era in Mexico’s security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

Where Do We Go from Here?: Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-U.S. Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 opens a new era in the country's security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

More Money, More Crime: Prosperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

While worldwide crime is declining overall, criminality in Latin America has reached unprecedented levels that have ushered in social unrest and political turmoil. Despite major political and economic gains, crime has increased in every Latin American country over the past 25 years, currently making this region the most crime-ridden and violent in the world.

Reducing Violence in South Africa

Despite having achieved massive reductions in homicide levels since 1994, South Africa is one of the ten most violent countries in the world. Has the South African government’s emphasis on policing and the criminal justice system to address crime and violence been the right policy choice? Southern Voices Network Scholar Chandré Gould argues that to see the long-term trend towards lower violence levels sustained, a radical shift has to occur in how the state spends resources to combat crime. She explains in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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