Ed Vulliamy photo at The Guardian. Caption: “Graffiti and a pink bicycle at the scene of Isabel’s murder, Calle Ochoa, Ciudad Juárez.”

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February 12, 2020

Brazil

From drones to facial recognition, police across the region are adopting digital tools. But some worry about abuse

Colombia

De acuerdo con el Observatorio de Niñez y Conflicto Armado (ONCA), en el primer semestre de 2019 se registraron 33 eventos de reclutamiento de niños y adolescentes por grupos posdesmovilización

La versión, que se llevará acabo entre el 12 y el 14 de febrero, será reservada y contará con la participación y presencia de 41 víctimas y 15 representantes judiciales

EL COLOMBIANO analiza los cinco logros y los cinco asuntos pendientes de la Operación Agamenón, el esfuerzo institucional más grande contra el crimen organizado en los últimos tiempos

Instead of aerial spraying, a better mix of policies would rely on building state presence, promoting equitable economic development that allows small farmers to develop other sources of income, and putting more effort into drug interdiction and curbing illicit financial flows

El Salvador, Western Hemisphere Regional

In a region that long suffered from military dictatorships, the assertiveness by the armed forces is raising fears that democracy is taking a step backward

El Salvador

Tanto la Fuerza Armada como la Policía Nacional Civil (PNC) —ambas instituciones claves en un país que apenas en 1992 estaba en guerra civil— se prestaron a seguir el juego al presidente de turno, sentando un peligroso precedente

Mr Bukele has dismissed the criticism saying that “if I was a dictator, I would have taken control of everything”

Además de diputado y directivo de la Asamblea Legislativa, Reynaldo López Cardoza es el encargado de seguridad del recinto que ocupa este poder del Estado. En esta entrevista revela cómo perdió el control de la seguridad durante siete horas

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

The high levels of violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) is comparable to that in war zones where MSF has been working for decades—and is a major factor fueling migration north to Mexico and the US

Mexico

“In a machista city, she was occupying the streets with art, she was riding her bicycle home alone at night, she was subversive of patriarchal culture. She joined us to fight patriarchal violence in our own ways, her own way”

Alrededor de 200 habitantes de diversos municipios veracruzanos realizaron una protesta frente a cuarteles de la Guardia Civil, Policía Federal y la Guardia Nacional en reclamo por presuntos abusos de autoridad cometidos por uniformados

Ray Donovan, who oversaw the hunt for Chapo as the former chief of the DEA’s Special Operations Division, told me the botched Ovidio arrest is “indicative of the fact that the Sinaloa cartel is still there

Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned to Caracas Tuesday after he slipped out of the country last month in defiance of a travel ban

Among those affected are an estimated 1,400 soldiers who defected from Venezuela’s military last year. Most now stay in Colombia, where they struggle to make a living