Category Archives: Central America

Year in review

Pleased to report that, during 2018, this blog had 6,798 views by 4,759 visitors from 51 countries, led by the US, Hong Kong, UK, and Canada. Views and visitors were more than double the previous year. The posts most often … Continue reading

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More on drug trafficking to EU

This article provides additional details on the recent EU police operation targeting mafia-run cocaine trafficking from Latin America to Europe. On the smuggling side, several different mafia clans allegedly worked together to deliver tons of cocaine across the Atlantic. On … Continue reading

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Partial justice in Honduras

Honduran environmental activist Berta C├íceres was murdered in 2016 during an attack on her home in which a Mexican activist was also seriously wounded. Eventually 8 men were arrested, and last week all but one were found guilty in what … Continue reading

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Policing in Latin America

This new report summarizes the state of policing throughout Latin America and considers prospects for transformation over the next decade. It cites demilitarization as the main accomplishment so far, but reform overall has been weak — “The┬áresult is a police … Continue reading

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Bermuda considering speed cameras

This article reports that Bermuda is considering implementation of speed cameras to improve traffic safety. One study found that “average traffic speed in Bermuda had increased by about 22 percent since the mid-1990s, which resulted in a 67 percent increase … Continue reading

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UN police missions

UN police commissioners recently gave an extensive briefing focused especially on missions in Haiti, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Video of the full 2-hour briefing with responses and comments from various country representatives is here. Topics … Continue reading

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Maintaining reforms in Guatemala

This article provides a detailed analysis of the situation in Guatemala, where the government is threatening to end its participation in the internationally-sponsored Commission Against Impunity (CICIG), saying it interferes with the country’s sovereignty, while critics say that elites and … Continue reading

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