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Devastating Epidemic of Crime & Insecurity in Latin America & Caribbean

(IPS) - Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60 years ago, constantly generates tensions and demands for redistribution of resources and power. In this...

Costa Rica Reports Drop in Homicides, Increase in Gun Seizures, New Gun Law Signed

On Thursday, Presiden Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Public Security, Michael Soto signed the Reform to the Law on Weapons and Explosives (Reforma a la Ley de Armas y Explosivo), a law that tightens gun controls. At the signing ceremony that took place in...

Costa Rica achieves “small victory” by reducing the number of homicides

Costa Rica managed, despite the projections, to reduce the number of homicides reported in 2018. Although the numbers are still high, there hasn't been a year-to-year decline since 2012. At noon on December 31, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) reported 585 homicides for the...

Local Drug Consumption Fueling Costa Rica’s Rising Murder Rate

(InsightCrime) An increase in domestic drug sales and consumption in Costa Rica appears to be fueling rising homicides, but authorities have tended to blame foreign crime groups rather than focusing on internal factors behind increasing violence. Attorney General Jorge Chavarría recently blamed spikes in homicide...

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