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Focusing on the cities, neighborhoods – even streets – where crime recurs doesn't just displace violence. A special report from the Igarapé Institute.
Promoting gun control measures in international forums could put pressure on domestic actors to catch up.
Caracas councilman Jesús Armas talks with AQ about life and work in the world’s most violent city.
A trip to the Amazon ends in violence for AQ’s editor-in-chief.
Economic growth alone won't stem violent crime. But the right policies – and leadership – can make a difference.

Not since Mexico’s transition to democracy in the late 1980s has the country witnessed the high levels of political violence that have characterized the build-up to the July 7 local elections.

Honduras’ Congress has approved a law that prohibits the public possession and transportation of guns in the province of Colón, located on Honduras’ Caribbean coast.

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.”

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