Quantcast

violence

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017

Venezuelans scavenging for food TODAY VENEZUELA (Insightcrime.org) Venezuela is likely the second most dangerous nation on earth, and with the situation of political, economic and social crisis set to worsen, escalating homicides are expected in 2017. The Venezuelan Violence Observatory (Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia – OVV) estimated 28,479 “violent deaths” during 2016, a homicide rate of […]

Caracas Named the World’s Most Violent City. Again.

Caracas Named the World’s Most Violent City. Again.

TODAY VENEZUELA – Yet another report has named Caracas, Venezuela the world’s most dangerous city. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, outranked San Pedro Sula in Honduras as the world’s most violent city in 2015. (El Confidencial) The Mexican NGO Citizen’s Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice recently released a list of 50 cities from across […]

Costa Rica Not Among Countries Warning About Travel to the United States,

Costa Rica Not Among Countries Warning About Travel to the United States,

While the U.S. State Department issues warnings against travel to countries like Venezuela, Haiti, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, countries such as the Bahamas, New Zealand and a number of other nations put out notices this week about travel to the U.S. over police violence and demonstrations. This weekend, Bahamas Ministry of Foreign […]

El Salvador, World’s New Murder Capital

El Salvador, World’s New Murder Capital

(Q24N) Social violence. War. Last year, 6,657 murders. Between January 1 and February 21 of this year, 1,622 murders. An average of 23 Salvadorans assassinated every day during 2016, as confirmed recently by Howard Augusto Cotto, the director of the National Civil Police (PNC). The victims can be gang members or the neighbor who sells […]

Costa Rica Violence at All-Time High

Costa Rica Violence  at All-Time High

  QCOSTARICA (Insightcrime.org) Homicides reached historic levels during the past year in Costa Rica, forcing authorities to look for new ways to counteract the surge in violence. Statistics from Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Department (OIJ) show that 2015 was the country’s most violent year on record, reported La Nación. The discovery of two charred bodies […]

Central America’s Violent Northern Triangle

Central America’s Violent Northern Triangle

Q24N – Daily hundreds from Central America seek out asylum from their region’s skyrocketing violence in the United States.  In the following article originally published by the Council on Foreign Relations on 27 November 2015 and updated on December 4, 2015, Danielle Renwick outlines the sources of the mayhem within the so-called Northern Triangle and […]

November the Most Violent Month in Honduras This Year

November the Most Violent Month in Honduras This Year

Q24N (Prensa Latina) Over 50 people lost their lives in massacres perpetrated in November, an increase in violence that worries the authorities and the civil society in Honduras. According to the National Commissioner for Human Rights, Roberto Herrera, at least nine killings were registered with multiple victims in the said period. There is an absolute […]

Taxi Mob Attacks Uber Driver

Taxi Mob Attacks Uber Driver

QCOSTARICA – It was just minutes before midnight Friday, just eight hours after the Uber service began operations in Costa Rica, amid opposition by taxi drivers and the government repeating that service is illegal, a group of taxi drivers pursued and damaged the vehicle of driver, looking to earn extra money. The driver, a 32 […]

Minors Alone Cross The Costa Rica – Nicaragua Border

Minors Alone Cross The Costa Rica – Nicaragua Border

COSTA RICA NEWS – More than one minor, travelling alone, is found by Costa Rican officials to cross the Costa Rica – Nicaragua border. Some cross at Los Chiles, others by boat on the San Juan river. The Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) – Costa Rica’s child welfare agency – confirmed that in the […]