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Citizens Lack Trust in Rio Military Police but See Few Alternatives

Brazil’s justice minister caused a stir this week when he accused Rio de Janeiro’s military police of maintaining ties to organized crime, and recent polls show citizens lack trust in the force. But “cariocas,” as the city’s residents are known locally, seem to be at a loss for alternatives to the notoriously corrupt and abusive security body…

This piece was co-authored with Tristan Clavel. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

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Military Police Occupy Honduras Neighborhood After Gang Threat

Authorities in Honduras have deployed military forces to a neighborhood threatened by the Barrio 18 street gang, but the soldiers’ presence is unlikely to provide a long-term solution to the community’s security concerns…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime