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Latin America Security

The fight is on against organized crime in Central America

Due to the growing crime and violence plaguing the Northern Triangle region of Central America, composed of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the state Presidents have proposed a new regional plan for combating organized crime, which includes the creation of a regional police force

Economics Latin America

What to expect in Latin America in 2016

Economic decline in dominant industries, worsening security in major urban centers, and high profile corruption accusations will continue to hinder development in Latin America in 2016. In the Latin American

Economics Latin America

The economic impact of gang violence in El Salvador

High murder rates, gang violence, and regional cartel control all inhibit Salvadorians seeking to start businesses. The violence has also scared off foreign investment in the country. Thirty years ago, during

Economics Latin America

US “Alliance for Prosperity” program could deepen troubles in Central America

The recent U.S. Alliance for Prosperity program seems to offer new solutions in alleviating the underlying problems in Central and Latin America. However, the program seems to be a déjà vu

Latin America Security

Will ‘Mano Dura’ crime policies persist in Central America?

In the Central American nations of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which make up the Northern Triangle, ‘Mano Dura’ (Iron Fist) policies have led to harsh crackdowns on delinquency and

Latin America Security

Poor security drives Honduras emigration

A variety of domestic factors, including a lack of security and economic opportunity, are driving steady emigration out of Honduras. Conclusions drawn from the author’s research work on the ground

Latin America Security

Honduras’ Gangs Overrun World’s Murder Capital

San Pedro Sula is the second largest city in Honduras and the country’s hub for industry. It also happens to have the highest murder rate in the entire world. In recent