Category: Citizen Security


Rio de Janeiro’s militia on the rise (again)

22/05/2018 Ana Paula Pellegrino, Dandara Tinoco, Renata Giannini, and Robert Muggah Originally published on the Open Democracy             In mid-May 2008, a journalist, photographer and driver were kidnapped and tortured in Batan, a favela in Rio de Janeiro’s west zone. When the


Two Months On, Brazilians Still Ask: Who Killed Marielle Franco?

More than 50 days after Franco’s murder, police have yet to make an arrest. Experts point to broad problems in the Brazilian justice system By Shannon Sims Originally published on Americas Quarterly More than 50 days after Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her


Latin America suffered 2.5 million homicides since 2000: study

Study shows region suffered 33 percent of world’s homicidal violence despite representing eight percent of population. 27/04/2018 Originally published on Al Jazeera Latin America has experienced more than 2.5 million murders since 2000, threatening public security and undermining economic progress, a new report warned. “The


Estudio: Latinoamérica es la región más violenta del mundo

En cuatro países de la región, Brasil, Colombia, México y Venezuela, se comete un cuarto de todos los asesinatos del mundo. De las 50 ciudades más violentas del mundo, 43 son latinoamericanas. 26/04/2018 Publicado originalmente por DW En Latinoamérica solo vive el 8 por ciento

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‘Breathtaking homicidal violence’: Latin America in grip of murder crisis

Region has experienced 2.5 million murders since 2000 and report paints bleak picture of extreme violence and deteriorating security 26/04/2018 by Tom Phillips Originally published on The Guardian  An activist paints the silhouette of a murder victim at the Coque slum in Recife, Brazil. The


Youth, Peace and Security: Brazil Revisited

Brazil is not facing so much a conventional “armed conflict” as a systemic crisis of public security. Its high levels of insecurity are not due to a single cause but rather a combination of individual, household and societal factors; concentrated disadvantage and fragmented families together


No todo vale para reducir la violência

Febrero, 2018 Ciudad Capital   Entrevista con Katherine Aguirre Tobón- Economista   La tregua a los delincuentes es un atajo político que no garantiza solución a la violencia letal El Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica carga com el lastre de la región más violenta del mundo,


Venas abiertas: homicidios en América Latina

[In spanish] DW habló con dos experts sobre los obstáculos con que se topan a la hora de procesar las estadísticas acerca de los homicídios dolosos en Latinoamérica.


EU usa la guerra para hacer dinero

July, 2017 Read the story of IMEF Magazine about the weapons flow and sales during Trump administration. The story has Igarapé’s research director Robert Muggah participation.  


Acapulco, entre los 20 municipios con más asesinatos, robos y extorsiones

HuffPost July, 2017 Los homicidios no son el único problema que enfrenta el puerto guerrerense, uno de los municipios con mayor índice de criminalidad de todo México. No sólo los asesinatos se han convertido en un problema para Acapulco, considerado el municipio más peligroso del


La escalada de violencia y muertes pone en alerta a Río

La Nación Julho, 2017 O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo… Pero cada vez más peligroso. Cuando faltan pocos días para que empiecen las vacaciones de invierno, una ola de violencia ha dejado numerosos inocentes muertos y heridos por balas perdidas y ataques en la ciudad carioca.


Who needs body cameras? Police testing cellphone cameras

USA Today June, 2017 The new system works like this: Officers download the CopCast app on a smartphone, and supervisors download a desktop version. Officers can strap the phone onto their chest and hit a button to start recording audio and video, which can be streamed


Rio’s Fight Against Crime Enters the 21st Century

Bloomberg View – Data mapping offers cops the chance to leapfrog not just criminals, but a stodgy bureaucracy. By Mac Margolis June 9, 2017 Whenever violent crime gets out of hand in Rio de Janeiro, as it frequently has, the public glare has fallen on


“How to Make Latin America Safer”, WEF LatAm Meeting 2017

Watch the debate “How to Make Latin America Safer”, made during the WEF LatAm Meeting 2017, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This marked the Instinto de Vida campaign launch; the debate gathered Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Igarapé’s executive director, Patricia Bullrich, Minister of Security of Argentina,


What is at stake for Latin America in 2017?

7 February, 2017 An expert panel share their thoughts on the social challenges for the region this year   ‘Some of the richest people in the world are from Latin America’ Inequality is the key issue in Latin America, along with education. Some of the


Brazil’s Merchants of Death

As Brazil weathers the worst political and economic crises in living memory, Brazilians can hardly be blamed for being distracted


Latin America’s Desesperados

The Mark News – Skyrocketing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is driving tens of thousands unaccompanied children on perilous journeys to the U.S. border


Prevenção pode reverter criminalidade

Valor Econômico – O crescimento acelerado nas últimas décadas tornou as cidades latinoamericanas frágeis do ponto de vista da urbanização

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