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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández launched a new investigative body on Tuesday in an effort to reduce violent crime and impunity in the world’s most violent country.

A UN report that was released on Thursday criticizes the United States for a poor performance on 25 human rights issues, ranging from torture and National Security Agency spying, to life sentences for juvenile offenders and the death penalty.

The 2012 AmericasBarometer survey results suggest that urban crime undermines citizens' trust in government but may prompt citizen participation.
Chávez’ victory boils down to a love affair with a generous petro-crat, but serious policy challenges and an uncertain economy await him in his new six-year mandate.

The UN Development Program (UNDP) is doing a commendable job of highlighting these devastating effects, in part through its recent publication of “Caribbean Human Development Report 2012: Human Development and the Shift to Better Citizen Security.”

After the killing of Alfonso Cano, Timochenko takes over the FARC at a time when its very survival may at last be coming to an end.

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said on Saturday that the surge of police and military personnel in cities highly affected by drug-related violence—part of a mission known as Operación Relámpago (Operation Lightning)—has been successful in reducing crime.

In efforts to combat an ongoing wave of narcotics-related violence, police forces in Honduras on Monday moved in on cities and neighborhoods dominated by criminal gangs.

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