Overblown Claims about Hezbollah in Latin America

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by Michael LaSusa  Most experts who study security issues in Latin America believe that crime—and in particular, organized crime—represents the greatest threat to national and citizen security in the region. And according to widely cited public opinion surveys, many Latin… Continue Reading  

Exclusive: Documents Confirm Leak of Unexplained Deposits to Nisman’s US Bank Account

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by Michael LaSusa [Editor’s Note: As readers of this blog know, we have been covering various aspects of the investigation by the late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman into the horrific 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos… Continue Reading  

The Drug War and Human Rights

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by Michael LaSusa Adding to mounting public criticism of the “war on drugs,” a scathing new report from a coalition of human rights groups alleges that countries in the Americas have carried out the fight against the drug trade “in… Continue Reading  

The Militarization of Policing in Latin America: A Critique

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by Michael LaSusa With perceptions of citizen insecurity on the rise in the world’s most violent region, many Latin American countries have begun calling on their militaries to play a larger role in combating crime and violence. But a recent… Continue Reading