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Ilona Szabó joins high-level advisory board to the UN Secretary-General

  Igarapé Institute co-founder and president Ilona Szabó has been named to the newly created High-Level Advisory Board of the United Nations Secretary-General. She joins 11 other publicly acclaimed figures including former heads of state, sitting government authorities and eminent scholars who will be tasked

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Press note on police killings in Jacarezinho

Rio de Janeiro’s public security authorities must  stop relying on lethal interventions as a policing strategy   May 7th – Rio de Janeiro   The Igarapé Institute is deeply saddened by the brutal killing of 25 people, including a law enforcement officer, during a police

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Artificial intelligence can improve policing

A new study by Igarape Institute, Future Crime, highlights the evidence on crime prediction tools. It also provides an overview of the opportunities and pitfalls of new technologies to fight criminality and states recommendations to ensure transparency and accountability. 

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In Brazil, one person every minute is forced to leave their home

March 2018 This week sees the Instituto Igarapé’s launch of its Forced Migration Monitor, bringing unprecedented research into the phenomenon of forced displacement in Brazil.   Refugees represent less than 0.005% of the Brazilian population, but another kind of migrant accounts for a much larger

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How can Cuba update its drug policy?

New publication by Igarapé Institute discusses possible paths for a Cuban drug policy reform Cuba has one of the lowest violence rates in the Caribbean and Latin America. However, when it comes to drugs, it has one of the more punitive policies in the region

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Nuevo informe presenta alternativas concretas para detener la epidemia de homicidios en América Latina  

La campaña para la reducción de los homicidios en América Latina Instinto de Vida lanza el documento “Latinoamérica puede bajar el homicidio en un 50 por ciento en 10 años. ¿Cómo hacerlo?” en el marco de la Asamblea General de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA). La publicación identifica un conjunto de opciones de política pública que han tenido efectos positivos en la reducción de la violencia letal, seleccionadas a partir de la revisión de la creciente evidencia disponible sobre lo que funciona y lo que no funciona.

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Responding to the murder epidemic in Latin America

The “Instinct for Life” homicide reduction campaign aims to cut homicides in the region by 50% in ten years April, 2017 Latin America faces a murder epidemic: every day at least 400 people are violently killed. That amounts to 144,000 homicides a year.  Some 2.6

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