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Latin American Program in the News: La mafiosidad gana terreno en América Latina

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Latin American Program in the News: Crimen organizado en AL se sustenta en el Estado y es un negocio en expansión

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Latin American Program in the News: Inside Brazil’s World of Crime: Extra Police for World Cup

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Crime impacts Latin America disproportionally high. A UN report says robberies have tripled in the past 25 years. The homicide rate is above "epidemic" proportions in 11 out 18 countries surveyed. Also, between 2000 and 2010, more than one million people died as a result of criminal violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson joined us at CCTV withmore on Brazilian crime. Dr. Arnson is the director of the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center."

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Latin American Program in the News: "Narcotráfico y el daño en el corredor"

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"Los países corredor no están bien equipados para combatir el narcotráfico, ni sus organismos de represión, ni sus sistemas judiciales, ni la solidez de sus estructuras del Estado. Hay tanto dinero de por medio, que con relativa facilidad logran corromper sociedades enteras, gobiernos, sistemas policiales, judiciales, niños, jóvenes y familias enteras, que matan porque pase esa droga y se matan entre sí por el control de territorios que al final es dinero.

Local Markets for Illegal Drugs: Impacts, Trends, and New Approaches

The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program is pleased to present a new report, “Local Markets for Illegal Drugs: Impacts, Trends, and New Approaches.” The report, also available in Spanish, examines the public health, social development and citizen security impacts of retail drug markets in major urban areas in the Americas and how traditional law enforcement approaches have altered and, at times, exacerbated the security situation.  The report also looks at  new approaches for dealing with this troubling phenomenon.

Latin American Program in the News: Dólares incautados antes de volar

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El experto en lavado de dinero Daniel Rico, del Wilson Center, un tanque de pensamiento con sede en Washington, explica que las organizaciones delictivas que utilizan el contrabando de efectivo en los pasos fronterizos, incluidos los aeropuertos, son “organizaciones criminales pequeñas que necesitan mover efectivo con urgencia para hacer pagos”.

Latin American Program in the News: "Experto colombiano propone ir por 'peces gordos' del narcotráfico"

Guatemala, 14 may (EFE).- Capturar a los "peces gordos" en lugar de las "mulas" (correos y pequeños traficantes) para afectar a las estructuras criminales y aplicar una política de intervención propuso hoy el colombiano Juan Carlos Garzón, como una nueva estrategia contra el narcotráfico.

Latin American Program in the News: "Crimen organizado en América Latina se sustenta en las estructuras del estado y es un negocio en expansión"

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Latin American Program in the News: Crimen organizado, un auge desmedido en América Latina

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Mexico’s Struggles With Violence: Is There an End in Sight?

In light of recent concerns about desperate measures taken by vigilantes and armed self-defense groups in rural Mexico, a new book, Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, provides a timely effort to evaluate the constructive responses of Mexican society in the face of years of crime and violence.

We spoke with two of the book’s contributors during their recent visit to the Wilson Center. The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego’s Justice in Mexico Project jointly produced the book.

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