US Congress Members Support CentAm Anti-Corruption Efforts

Members of the US Congress have introduced a resolution supporting the anti-corruption efforts of several Central American governments, showing the legislative body’s commitment to backing such initiatives even as they come under fire in the region…

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Peru Ex-President Is Latest LatAm Elite Tied to Odebrecht Bribery Case

The government of Peru is seeking the detention of the country’s former president on charges related to an expansive bribery case that has implicated a number of political and economic elites throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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200 Buenos Aires Police Jailed on Corruption Charges in 2016: Minister

The security minister of Buenos Aires province has indicated that authorities plan to continue an ongoing effort to reform the provincial police, a campaign that has already uncovered widespread corruption in the force…

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Cali, Colombia to Expand Gang Reintegration Program in 2017

Local officials in Cali, Colombia are planning to expand a recently instituted gang reintegration program, raising questions about what type of long-term impact such an initiative could have on the city’s security situation…

This article was co-authored with Alistair Thompson. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Colombia Govt, ELN Rebels Set Date to Start Formal Peace Talks

The government of Colombia and the country‚Äôs second-largest guerrilla group announced that they will soon begin formal peace negotiations, a new step in a long-delayed peace process that is sure to encounter many obstacles moving forward…

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Latest Brazil Prison Riot Signals Emerging Security Crisis

A new round of violence in Brazil‘s prisons is reviving concerns that ongoing problems in the penitentiary system could have implications for the country’s broader security situation…

This article was co-authored with Randall Ramos and Parker Asmann. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.