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Category Archives: South America
This statement from the RCMP acting commissioner commemorates National Peacekeepers Day and thanks the 87 Canadian police currently serving missions in Colombia, Haiti, Ukraine, Palestine, and Iraq. He notes that these officers “work closely with domestic and international partners to … Continue reading
This article reviews some community policing successes and failures in South America. COP “has become the go-to security strategy in the Americas” but implementation has rarely been sustained. In Brazil, the UPP initiative in Rio de Janeiro was credited with reducing … Continue reading
This article draws on experiences from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia to identify challenges to sustaining police reform. Often, police resistance combined with “get tough” politics undermines reform, especially when activists can’t sustain their influence and public support following initial successes.
This article reports the “largest ever” police corruption case in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state. Authorities have arrest orders for 96 police and 71 drug traffickers. Police would allegedly “carry out patrols from Thursday to Sunday solely to collect their … Continue reading
This press release describes the results of a worldwide FBI & Europol investigation into online child sexual abuse on the Darknet’s Playpen site. Three site administrators were recently convicted in the U.S. and sentenced to 20-30 years in prison. A … Continue reading
This article and this article provide details of a sophisticated, heavily armed robbery of a security/transportation company in Paraguay near its border with Brazil. The site reportedly held $40 million in cash and the 50 robbers made off with $8 million, using … Continue reading