Tag Archives: Jamaica

Drug trafficking via Spain

This article details shifts in the trafficking of drugs from Latin America to Europe and discusses investigative cooperation between the U.S. and Spain. Smuggling from Colombia and Venezuela through Caribbean countries, especially the Dominican Republic, has increased in recent years … Continue reading

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Most murderous cities

This article and map identify the world’s 50 deadliest cities in 2016. There is certainly a pattern — 43 are in Latin America and the Caribbean, 4 in the mainland U.S., and 3 in South Africa. Cities in Mexico, Brazil, … Continue reading

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2017 homicide rates in Latin America

This article summarizes 2017 homicide data for Latin America and the Caribbean. Venezuela had the highest rate, 89 per 100,000 population, with over 20% of killings attributed to security forces. Chile had the lowest rate at 3.3, followed by Ecuador, … Continue reading

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UN course for female senior officers

This article reports a Female Senior Officer Command Development Course being held in Malaysia to help prepare women for command roles in UN police missions around the world. It is the second of four offerings of the course, with the … Continue reading

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Caracas most violent city in 2014

Caracas, Venezuela achieved the dubious honor of world’s most violent city in 2014, based on homicide rates, according to this article. Of the top 50, 41 were in Latin America and none were outside the Americas other than 4 cities … Continue reading

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Perceptions of insecurity in Latin America

This article reviews trends in public opinion toward crime in Central and South America. Venezuelans registered the strongest feelings of insecurity in 2014 while residents of Trinidad & Tobago were most likely to rate security as the most important problem … Continue reading

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Community rates police in Jamaica

This brief article describes an interesting joint program of the Jamaica police and the Social Development Commission (a NGO) through which citizens rate police performance, and the police rate themselves, and then they meet to discuss the ratings.

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