All About Police Reform

BRAZIL / 28 APR 2011

One of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest paramilitary leaders is still commanding his group from prison, according to reports. This calls into question the effectiveness of the government's campaign against the…

POLICE REFORM / 1 APR 2011

Venezuela has taken another step in the overhaul of its dysfunctional and often corrupt police force, announcing that the notorious Caracas Metropolitan Police (PM) will be dissolved over the next…

PERU / 25 MAR 2011

There are over 2,000 Peruvian anti-drug police operating in the East Andes, where most of Peru's cocaine is produced. Dogged by corruption scandals, the force has done little to win…

BOLIVIA / 18 MAR 2011

As questions arise over the integrity of its police force, the Bolivian government is attempting a major purge of its corrupt elements.

MEXICO / 10 MAR 2011

A U.S. State Department cable, released by WikiLeaks, sheds light on the near-impossible crusade to clean up Mexico's police force, compromised by powerful drug cartels. As the cable makes clear,…

BRAZIL / 8 MAR 2011

Carnival in Latin America means revelry, skin and ‘fiesta,’ or ‘festa’ as you might say in Portuguese. But it also means organized crime. From Rio to Barranquilla to Port au…

CIACS / 1 MAR 2011

Political intrigue in Guatemala is threatening to stall efforts at police and judicial reform, as some of the country's most important reformists have been sucked into what has been labeled…

BRAZIL / 25 FEB 2011

As the Rio de Janeiro security forces continue moving community policing units into slums long controlled by criminal gangs, InSight brings an on-the-ground view about what the "pacification" process looks…

BRAZIL / 18 FEB 2011

Rio de Janeiro has named its first female police chief after a purge of the city's civil force revealed widespread corruption, as the struggle continues to pacify the favelas before…

BRAZIL / 14 FEB 2011

A blogger in Rio de Janeiro gives an on-the-ground view of some of the security advances in the the city's favelas, even as other problems – a still-powerful drug trafficker…

MEXICO / 15 DEC 2010

According to the 2010 National Survey of Insecurity (Encuesta Nacional de Inseguridad), the vast majority -77.8 percent- of Mexicans have little or no confidence in federal public security officials. …

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2010

Brazil sent troops and tanks into poor neighborhoods to help reinforce police units whose battles this week against criminal gangs have left 23 dead, numerous buses and cars destroyed, and…

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