All About Homicides

HOMICIDES / 14 FEB 2011

As Mexican authorities go after the leaders of drug trafficking organizations, to decapitate and dismantle them, the patterns of violence in the country’s drug war are shifting. InSight takes a…

HOMICIDES / 10 FEB 2011

As both Venezuela’s government and the opposition battle over the significance of the country’s rising murder rate, neither side seems to be focusing on its causes. InSight looks into possible…

HOMICIDES / 9 FEB 2011

Perhaps the most startling thing about the latest Trans-Border Institute's (TBI) report on violence in Mexico is not just that it is backed up by Mexican government statistics,…

COLOMBIA / 24 JAN 2011

Colombia insists that murders hit an historic low in 2010, evidence that the security policy is working and that the rebels and organized crime syndicates are being beaten.

HOMICIDES / 24 JAN 2011

An upcoming documentary by a U.S. filmmaker pledges to look at the human side of the record violence hitting Ciudad Juarez, a border city which has become the epicenter of…

HOMICIDES / 21 JAN 2011

With record violence registered last year in Mexico, officials are struggling to frame the drug war policy as successful, even as some critics allege that the government's methods of monitoring…

COLOMBIA / 20 JAN 2011

Colombian authorities have announced a renewed offensive in the coastal province of Cordoba, where drug-trafficking gangs are clashing over the control of key smuggling routes to the Caribbean.

HOMICIDES / 19 JAN 2011

Graphics published by Nexos magazine argue that Mexico's homicide rate spiked in places where President Felipe Calderon deployed the military.

GENDER AND CRIME / 13 JAN 2011

The burned bodies of three women were found dumped by a road outside Guatemala’s capital Wednesday. The country has one of the highest rates of female homicides in Latin America,…

HOMICIDES / 13 JAN 2011

Last year was the bloodiest year on record since Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, took office four years ago. …

HOMICIDES / 13 JAN 2011

More than 34,000 Mexicans have died in drug trafficking-related homicides in the four years since Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, declared war on the drug cartels after taking office in 2006.

HOMICIDES / 5 JAN 2011

Ciudad Juarez, the epicenter of the Mexican drug war and the strategic crossing point for illegal narcotics entering the United States, recorded its highest rate of homicides ever in…

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