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Oct 20, 2017 0 Comments

Three years after Parliament Hill attacks, terror threat persists Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Candice Malcolm

15422772688_f5d2d725fbIn her Toronto Sun article, Fellow Candice Malcolm writes a tribute honoring the Canadian soldier who died three years ago during a horrific terrorist attack on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Malcolm continues explaining the threat of terrorism has only grown larger and remarks, “there is no freedom without security, and Canadians deserve to know that our government is working to protect our safety and stop extremists from terrorizing Canada.” 

Read the full article at Toronto Sun, here.

 

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Oct 18, 2017 0 Comments

Biometric system failed to detect terror suspect Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Candice Malcolm

fingerprint-456483_960_720Biometric data encompass a range of identifying information excluding name and demographics. This information is important for governments so they can verify people migrating to their country and provide security measures to existing citizens, among other things.

But what happens when this information fails?

Candice Malcolm writes in her Toronto Sun column about a Somali national who was able to gain access into Canada where he then committed a serious of crimes. Malcolm points out that it is not the actual biometric data itself that fails, but the way in which it is (or is not) collected. She writes, “this case shows a major failure in the way that both countries deal with illegal migrants who arrive from terrorist hotspots. It particularly reveals our inability to properly screen and vet migrants who show up at our border, even with our sophisticated new system. When an individual arrives from a failed state like Somalia, we have no way to verify their identity or any criminal history.”

Read the full article, here, to find out more.

Oct 17, 2017 0 Comments

La globalización del crimen Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: Dardo López-Dolz

 

Fellow Dardo López-Dolz writes on the globalization of crime in this piece from El Montonero. He states that Latin America is an attractive place for criminal organizations due to its high levels of corruption, which make operating an illicit group, which knows no boundaries, easier.

Latin_America_terrainRead the entire article, in Spanish, at the link below.


Dardo López-Dolz habla sobre la globalización del crimen en su artículo. Él dice que “Latinoamérica es campo atractivo de inversión no solo para las empresas legítimas,” pero, “los altos niveles de corrupción hemisférica la hacen también atractiva para la delincuencia organizada, que no conoce fronteras.” Él usa FARC como un ejemplo de esta crimen global.

Lee el artículo completo en El Montonero, aquí.