March 15, 2024
Danny Shaw

Jake Johnston’s carefully investigated Aid State: Elite Panic, Disaster Capitalism and the Battle to Control Haiti sheds light on the geopolitical origins of the paramilitary death squads currently wreaking havoc on Port-au-Prince.

February 9, 2024
Michele Bertelli

President Daniel Noboa’s tough stance on crime managed to reduce rates of violence and instability. But militarization is not enough.

September 29, 2023
Jorge Núñez

Protection rackets and political influencers feed an insecurity crisis and promote racist narratives ahead of the country’s October 15 presidential runoff.

June 23, 2022
Jorge E. Cuéllar

With tens of thousands jailed and scores of reports of human rights abuses, Nayib Bukele’s project slides ever closer to a permanent state of exception.

April 2, 2021
Djems Olivier

In Port-au-Prince, botched NGO and military inventions have fragmented urban space, triggering an explosive proliferation of violent armed groups.

October 11, 2017
Karina Biondi

Could the origins and code of ethics of São Paulo's largest prison gang offer a new way to think about prison security policy in Brazil?

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