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Security & Strategic Review - July 2017 (ISSN 1741-4202)

A number of Caribbean countries suffer from high crime rates, but there are gaps and inconsistencies in the statistical data, more often than not based on police records that are compiled using various different reporting standards.

Security & Strategic Review - June 2017 (ISSN 1741-4202)

The Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, co-sponsored by the United States and Mexico, was held in Miami from 15-16 June, and designed to pull together a coordinated strategy against crime, drug trafficking, and illegal immigration flows coming out of the ‘Northern Triangle’ countries of Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala).

Security & Strategic Review - May 2017 (ISSN 1741-4202)

The government led by President Juan Manuel Santos is making a concerted effort to address domestic criticism and international concerns about a surge in coca cultivation in Colombia, especially over the last two years.

Security & Strategic Review - April 2017 (ISSN 1741-4202)

On 25 April Venezuela’s opposition-controlled national assembly called on the government led by President Nicolás Maduro to break up the so-called ‘collectives’ (‘colectivos’), groups of armed pro-government militants accused of marauding violence during anti-government demos.

Security & Strategic Review - March 2017 (ISSN 1741-4202)

The conservative ruling Partido Nacional (PN) has managed to squeeze through congress a package of highly contentious reforms to the country’s penal code which, among other things, widen the definition of terrorism to potentially include public protests, and sharply increase legal protections for security forces (police and military).

Security & Strategic Review - January 2017 (ISSN 1741-4202)

In the first fortnight of 2017, over 130 prisoners died during prison riots across the country, as the power struggle between some of Brazil’s biggest drug gangs was played out behind bars.