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Corridor of Violence: The Guatemala-Honduras Border

Latin America Report N°52, 4 June 2014

A mother and her children walk through evidence markers at the scene of a deadly shootout near Zacapa, Guatemala September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

Ending bloodshed in this neglected border region requires more than task forces: credible institutions, access to state services and continuing security are also needed.

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Corridor of Violence: The Guatemala-Honduras Border, Latin America Report N°52, 4 Jun 2014

Ending bloodshed in this neglected border region requires more than task forces: credible institutions, access to state services and continuing security are also needed.

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Venezuela: Tipping Point, Latin America Briefing N°30, 21 May 2014

Failure to resolve the Venezuelan crisis could plunge the country into yet more violence, leaving it unable to address soaring criminality and economic decline and exposing the inability of regional inter-governmental bodies to manage the continent’s conflicts. español

Left in the Cold? The ELN and Colombia’s Peace Talks, Latin America Report N°51, 26 Feb 2014

Bringing the National Liberation Army (ELN) into the current round of negotiations is vital for durable peace.

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Justice on Trial in Guatemala: The Ríos Montt Case, Latin America Report N°50, 23 Sep 2013

Ensuring a prompt and fair retrial of former dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt is crucial to finally bringing justice to victims of the armed conflict and to reconciling a fragile democracy with its citizens.

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Transitional Justice and Colombia’s Peace Talks, Latin America Report N°49, 29 Aug 2013

To secure a lasting peace, talks between Colombia’s government and FARC rebels need to include a clear, credible and coherent plan for reckoning with decades of human rights abuses. 

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Justice at the Barrel of a Gun: Vigilante Militias in Mexico, Latin America Briefing N°29, 28 May 2013

The rise of civilian militias to combat lawlessness will make it harder than ever to defeat the cartels unless the government regulates the vigilantes.

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Venezuela: A House Divided, Latin America Briefing N°28, 16 May 2013

Legal challenges to the close 14 April presidential election and the government’s reluctance to commit to a full review cast a shadow over the sustainability of the new administration in an already deeply polarised Venezuela.

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Peña Nieto’s Challenge: Criminal Cartels and Rule of Law in Mexico, Latin America Report N°48, 19 Mar 2013

Mexico must build an effective police and justice system, as well as implement comprehensive social programs, if it is to escape the extraordinary violence triggered by the country’s destructive cartels in extortion, kidnapping and control of transnational crime. español

Totonicapán: Tension in Guatemala’s Indigenous Hinterland, Latin America Report N°47, 6 Feb 2013

The killing of protestors last October was a tragedy foretold by those who have long warned against Guatemala’s use of the armed forces to maintain domestic peace. español

Governing Haiti: Time for National Consensus, Latin America/Caribbean Report N°46, 4 Feb 2013

Without an inclusive national pact on critical priorities, President Michel Martelly faces the spectre of a failed presidency, and Haiti risks international abandonment.

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Statement on the Ríos Montt Conviction for Genocide, War Crimes

 
Read our statement on the conviction of former military dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Corridor of Violence: the Guatemala-Honduras Border
Latin America Report N°52, 4 June 2014
Now available in Spanish
Venezuela: Tipping Point
Latin America Briefing N°30, 21 May 2014
Now available in Spanish
Left in the Cold? The ELN and Colombia’s Peace Talks
Latin America Report N°51, 26 Feb 2014
Now available in Spanish
Justice on Trial in Guatemala: The Ríos Montt Case
Latin America Report N°50, 23 Sep 2013
Now available in Spanish
Transitional Justice and Colombia’s Peace Talks
Latin America Report N°49, 29 Aug 2013
Now available in Spanish

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