Across the world, it is possible to witness the liberation of prejudice, galvanized by the emergence of a politics of hate and division that plays directly into the everyday fears
In Mexico, the official death toll from the past decade’s drug trade stands at over 185,000, with many of the dead innocent bystanders.
On the average, crime is the most important problem for 22 percent of Latin Americans, topped only by the sum of those worried by economic problems including unemployment (16 percent)
According to UNESCO in an average week a journalist is killed.
Increased political confrontation can drive oil-rich Venezuela -- already a very violent country -- into outright chaos,
The danger in the streets in Venezuela is, along with shortages and repression, one of the nation's main problems
Mexico's foreign minister has blamed lax US gun control laws for the flood of illegal weapons into the country, in an unusually frank assessment of the impact of US domestic policy on violence and organized crime in Mexico.
Many governments are failing in their most basic task. A casual scan of newspapers in Latin America and the Caribbean in any week reveals a grave problem: violent crime has become an epidemic.
Some of the 123 suspects may have been tortured into confessing, making it even more difficult to know what really happened.
The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation.
Rising numbers of university students could help to ease the cycle of inequality and violence in the region but they need quality jobs, says Rebeca Grynspan, general secretary of the Ibero-American General Secretariat
Following up the importance of committing to child protection, Latin America faces a serious commitment being the most violent region for children and adolescents.
Latin America needs cultural and social changes to stem violence against children, experts from international organizations agreed this week.
Mexico and Colombia among countries with more violence
El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala possess the capacity to equip each gang member with seven pistols
Syria and Colombia serve as an example of the consequences more than 87 million children face for growing up in conflict zones.
Violence has taken its toll on peacekeepers and humanitarian aid workers
Unfortunately, levels of violence against women have increased as they are more empowered.
Famed for its classic cars, ice-cold mojito cocktails and diverse history, Cuba is now also making headlines for a very different reason. In fact, the island is renowned for its incredibly low levels of violent crime.
A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates the direct annual cost of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at US$261 billion or 3.55% of GDP
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