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Opinion: Brazil’s Prison Massacres Send A Dire Message

Once again, Brazil’s hellish prisons are making global headlines. The spotlight this week is on Manaus, the capital of the country’s northern Amazonas state, where violence at different prisons left 55 inmates dead.

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How Toronto can curb gun violence

A shadow hangs over Toronto after Sunday’s shooting on the Danforth. The recent killing spree follows on the heels of a vehicle attack on Yonge Street this spring and a raft of shootings, including one with small children in the crossfire last month.

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Reducing Homicide: What Presidents Are Doing

The murder epidemic in Latin America is an appalling tragedy. But it is also an incredibly complex public policy challenge stemming from problems that have plagued the region for decades

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To end the global murder epidemic, give mayors more power

Latin America accounts for 8% of the world’s population, but 33% of its homicides. A history of military repression, drug wars and dictatorships have made the region the most violent on earth, but now, new methods of preventing violence are springing up there.

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Genaro Lozano entrevista a Robert Muggah

En Foro Global, Genaro Lozano entrevista a Robert Muggah, colaborador de Americas Quarterly y cofundador y director de investigación del Think Tank Instituto Igarapé de Río de Janeiro.

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Brazil Violence Cost

Rising homicide rates are damaging Brazil’s economy and leading to skyrocketing public security costs.

Conflict prevention is the surest path to peace
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Conflict prevention is the surest path to peace

Today’s armed conflicts also make conflict prevention more challenging. This is because armed conflict and terrorism are transforming. Risks of conflict are converging

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The Tricky Business of Counting the Costs of Armed Conflict in Cities

By Robert Muggah 24/05/2018 Originally published on the Small Wars Journal Paraphrasing the Greek dramatist Aeschylus, in war, terrorism and crime, truth is the first casualty. While a proper accounting of the human toll of organized violence is critical to achieving justice and stability, it

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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

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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

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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

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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

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