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  • Anti-militarization graffiti in Buenos Aires. Photo credit: Simulacrum. Taken on August 19, 2008. CC BY-SA 2.0 The siren call of militarization in Latin America There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the militarization of domestic security is bad for human rights and has little impact on crime and violence in the long term. So what keeps...

Security officials deactivate powerful car bomb in El Salvador

Aug 30, 2015

A powerful bomb was found in a car parked near El Salvador's security ministry, but experts were able to deactivate it, the country's defense minister said Saturday. 

El Salvador AG says gang explosive attack on govt uncovered

Aug 27, 2015

Salvadoran Attorney General Luis Martinez said Tuesday that authorities had captured a group of gang members who were preparing an attack with explosives on him and other government institutions. 

El Salvador supreme court declares gangs are terrorist groups

Aug 25, 2015

El Salvador's supreme court declared the country's street gangs and those who finance them terrorist groups on Monday. 

El Salvador prison gang member 'purge' leaves 14 inmates dead

Aug 24, 2015

The prison killing of 14 gang members happened quietly throughout the day in what authorities called a "purge" within the gang known as 18th Street, and went unnoticed until it was time to close the inmates in their cells, security officials said Sunday. 

The siren call of militarization in Latin America

Aug 23, 2015
Anti-militarization graffiti in Buenos Aires. Photo credit: Simulacrum. Taken on August 19, 2008. CC BY-SA 2.0

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the militarization of domestic security is bad for human rights and has little impact on crime and violence in the long term. So what keeps attracting Latin American governments to adopt these "iron fist" policies?

US Judge orders release of migrants from family detention centers

Aug 22, 2015

A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and with their mothers when possible, according to court papers. 

Central America, Caribbean issue agricultural alert due to drought

Aug 21, 2015

Central American and Caribbean governments on Thursday issued an official alert as severe drought in the region damages the crops of some 1.6 million people. 

Gang violence in El Salvador claims 125 lives in 3 days

Aug 20, 2015

At least 125 people have been killed in El Salvador in the last three days, authorities said Wednesday as a wave of violence continues to plague the Central American nation. 

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Anti-militarization graffiti in Buenos Aires. Photo credit: Simulacrum. Taken on August 19, 2008. CC BY-SA 2.0
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the militarization of domestic se...
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