Saturday, October 21, 2017
There has been an overwhelming response to the protests organised by the missing students' families but no sign yet that the government will really listen and change.
The US-backed drug war in Latin America has not reduced drug-trafficking but has led to a dangerous militarisation of some countries, creating a culture of human rights abuses and impunity, says author of a damning new book.
Thousands are forced to flee as armed groups fight for territory in Chocó.
President Pérez Molina is a leading opponent of the indiscriminate use of force to thwart the illegal drugs trade. Now he is pressing for the UN to adopt a complete change of strategy.
What chance reform of the energy business will free the country from corruption by ruling elites, drug barons and 'autodefensa' vigilantes?
A majority of 6,364 votes will make FMLN President's task exceptionally difficult.
Transparency International calls for the Colombian government to be held accountable for its actions and put an end to impunity.
Latin America still has the highest rate of crime in the world. Drug traffic, corruption and the United States have all played a vital role in this drama.
Since the PRI returned to power, journalists continue to be targeted with threats, attacks and killings. Self-censorship by the survivors and their media outlets means that the most important stories don't get covered.
Violence in Tegucigalpa and Rio de Janeiro, organised crime in El Salvador, the authoritarian legacy in Argentina ... some of the research topics for LAB partner Researching Security.

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