Conversations with Colombian security officials reveal concerns that Colombia’s peace agreement, if approved and implemented, may in the short term lead to greater violence, as former FARC members defect to the ELN and join in criminal and violent activities. How should Colombia, the U.S, and the EU prepare?
The approach chosen by Honduras to combat gangs and narcotics trafficking is not perfect. Yet despite its military character and the unrelated, but distracting, political crisis currently faced by the Hernández government, the Honduran approach to the nation’s overwhelming security challenges is creative, credible, and home-grown.
The government of President Salvador Sánchez Cerén has launched a new, expansive (and expensive) anti-crime package targeting gang leaders, reforming prisons and establishing renewed police presence in select municipalities. Will it work?
As I saw in four days at a region-wide discussion, Latin American militaries are already collaborating on the triple threats of narcotics trafficking, terrorism and organized crime. Here are nine areas for further cooperation.
21 años después del ataque contra la AMIA, nueve años después de las acusaciones contra Hezbollah y miembros del gobierno Irani, y mas de seis meses después de la muerte del fiscal Alberto Nisman, por fin esta semana habrá un juicio. Lamentablemente es solo por el encubrimiento del caso. Sin embargo, es un paso adelante.
July 18th will mark the 21st anniversary of the 1994 AMIA bombing. Sadly, that case remains unsolved. On August 6th a new trial will start to investigate high-ranking public officials of covering up one of the worst terror attacks in the Americas. Unfortunately, that trial still won’t bring to justice those who committed the act, nor get to the bottom of the death of Alberto Nisman the prosecutor who had led the investigation and died this past January under mysterious circumstances.