Robert Muggah

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:36
In spite of improvements in democratic governance and poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean, violent crime has continued to spiral out of control in many countries and cities. Governments should set specific targets to get the homicide epidemic under control.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 05:53
Central American governments have long responded to the region’s political instabilities and high crime rates with military action and harsh penal regimes, an approach dubbed mano dura, or heavy fist. They applied similar methods to the drug crisis, and Washington has gone along.
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 07:23
After years of shoring up security alliances in Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil is now looking eastward, asserting its influence across the Atlantic Ocean.
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 08:50
Brazil has embraced the digital age with more gusto than most. It is one of the top users of social media and recently signed-off on a bill of rights for the Internet, the Marco Civil.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 07:51
The models adopted by the military police throughout the past century are antithetical to the most basic precepts of today´s democratic policing models
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 07:13
Rather than dispensing with pacification, Rio de Janeiro needs to double down on it
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 00:00
A comprehensive approach would include intelligence-led "smarter" policing focused on hot spots where violence concentrates
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 00:00
There is a real concern that gang truces may in fact generate conflict and solidify alliances among violence entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 00:00
This report considers how citizen security interventions have been operationalised across Latin America. It presents findings from a database that assembles more than 1,300 citizen security interventions across the region since the late 1990s.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 00:00
This Strategic Paper offers an overview of the scope and scale of organized crime in Latin America and Brazil more specifically. It critically reviews Brazil's normative and institutional responses.