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How to Measure Coronavirus’ Criminal Impact in the Americas? Wait.

The coronavirus has upended crime. But measuring it has not been easy. And predicting its impact going forward may be even more...

Coronavirus and Crime – Lethal Combo for Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Mexico's tourism hotspots were already seeing visitor numbers drop due to the impact of violent crime, and with the coronavirus keeping more people away, it may be difficult to...

Port of Limón Has Become Costa Rica’s Drug Trafficking Epicenter

At daybreak on January 1, 2020, five men were shot from a car with a machine gun mounted on it outside a church in Cieneguita, a small town located on the outskirts of Puerto...

How Has Coronavirus Shifted Argentina’s Drug Dynamics?

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, Argentina -- a transhipment point and growing consumer market for illegal drugs -- has shut down its borders, instituted a mandatory...

What Homicide Statistics Reveal About Costa Rica’s Criminal Future

The relative tranquility enjoyed by Costa Rica, in comparison with other countries in Central America, has been offset in recent years by a wave of homicides that hit the country...

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For El Salvador Funeral Homes, Business is Booming

Many funeral homes in El Salvador are experiencing a veritable bonanza these days. One...

Searching for Accurate Homicide Data: Latin America’s ‘El Dorado’

Con la violencia en bajos niveles históricos en algunos lugares de Latinoamérica y en...

Motorcycle Killings: Criminal Modus Operandi in LatAm

Over 1,500 Guatemalans have reportedly been killed by motorcycle assassins since 2012,...

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