Dispelling myths about the battle for democracy in Bolivia

Dispelling myths about the battle for democracy in Bolivia

After years of watching embattled Nicolás Maduro remain in power in Venezuela, many international observers did not expect Evo Morales to resign as president of Bolivia. But after massive electoral fraud, Mor

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La globalización del crimen

La globalización del crimen

  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, whic

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No se reduce el crimen castigando a las víctimas

No se reduce el crimen castigando a las víctimas

Where do corruption, crime, and impunity meet? (Dónde cruzan la corrupción, el crimen, y la impunidad?) Read Dardo López-Dolz latest article, in Spanish, at El Montonero to find out (Lee el artículo de Dardo Lópe

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Suriname: The New Paradigm of a Criminalized State

Suriname: The New Paradigm of a Criminalized State

March 2017 • Issue 3 by Douglas Farah and Kathryn Babineau Paramaribo, Suriname—An isolated country on the Caribbean coast of South America, Suriname, has long been identified as an ideal “transit zone

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Reconceptualizing Security in the Americas in the 21st Century

Reconceptualizing Security in the Americas in the 21st Century

SFS Executive Director Joseph Humire was recently published for his chapter in the book Reconceptualizing Security in the Americas in the 21st Century (Lexington Books, 2014). Humire's chapter, Venezuela: Trends in Organ

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The Beginning of the End for Venezuela’s Al Capone

The Beginning of the End for Venezuela’s Al Capone

An economy crippled by inefficiency and streets flooded with crime have long marred Caracas and the rest of Venezuela. Over the years, corruption has paved the way for organized crime to overrun the Bolivarian Republic,

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Chicago-style politics wreaks havoc from Washington to Quito

Chicago-style politics wreaks havoc from Washington to Quito

What would President Abraham Lincoln say? If it isn’t bad enough that four of the last seven former Illinois governors were jailed for assorted crimes of corruption, racketeering and bribery, now the Land of Lincoln ha

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