Crime has been on the rise in the region, affecting investment, politics and security, and drawing militaries into the mix. Now, communities, businesses, governments, and regional institutions are pushing back.
Admiral Jim Stavridis
The head of U.S. Southern Command asseses the unconventional security threats facing the region, ranging from narcotics and gang violence to terrorism. The solution, he argues, is hemisphere-wide cooperation. Full text available.
Do the spreading business interests of the armed forces represent new threats to the region's economic and political development? Plus: Crime and official denial in Venezuela; Chile's success in justice reform; improving security in Bogota; battling narcotics traffickers in Nicaragua; and reducing the murder rate in Diadema, Brazil.