Boric’s dilemma in the fight against organised crime in Chile

Homicidios a sangre fría a plena luz del día, dinámicas mafiosas, funerales narco. En poco más de una década, Chile ha pasado de ser testigo a...

The Tren de Aragua behind the sexual exploitation of migrants in Latin America

Beauty contests, marketing agencies and prison visits have been some of the Tren de Aragua’s most common strategies to recruit women and girls for...

Can Sheinbaum’s security strategy in Mexico work?

Social investment, national guard and intelligence: Can Sheinbaum’s security strategy in Mexico work? Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s new...

4 Facts About Chile’s Criminal Transformation

In little more than a decade, Chile has gone from witness to protagonist in Latin America's criminal map. Although the authorities have responded with...

Pia Greene Meersohn: ‘The answer is neither jail for everyone nor jail for no one’

Chile's criminal landscape changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic. From a country where most crime was petty theft, it has shifted to one...

Organised crime is in a process of transformation

The rapid expansion of the Tren de Aragua into previously peaceful countries like Chile has raised many questions about the future of organised crime...

DRUGS, WOMEN AND PRISONS:
IS COSTA RICA'S RECIPE IN DANGER?

Women represent the fastest growing prison population in Latin America. Most are convicted of petty drug offences, are heads of households and come from marginalized backgrounds.

Ecuador has gone from being one of the most peaceful countries in the Americas, to having one of the highest homicides rates in the region. Why is this happening? Some of the reasons include a reconfiguration of the global illicit drug market and changes in local criminal dynamics. Here’s what you need to know.

We amplify the stories of the collateral victims of crime organizations in Latin America with the aim of generating changes in the narratives as well as in government’s security practices and policies.