Latin America: Several Countries Look to Combat Gang Violence by Fighting Fire

By Amalendu Misra The writer is a Professor of International Politics, Lancaster University. This article was issued by The Conversation. LANCASTER, UK (IDN) — Gangs have an enduring presence in Latin America. They have existed as power brokers, illicit economic actors and spoilers in the developmental processes of several countries. And yet, despite their power […]

UNODC Launches New Action to Combat Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling

By Aurora Weiss VIENNA | 8 May 2024 (IDN) — Human trafficking and migrant smuggling are multi-billion-dollar businesses that have changed dramatically in recent years. Financial crises, armed conflicts, and forced displacement, catalysed by the pandemic, have strained justice systems, significantly reducing investigations, prosecutions, victim identification, and protection. In 2020 alone, the number of detected […]

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