Month: May 2018

Recent Wave of Violence in Medellin Sparks Concerns

Authorities in Colombia are responding to a recent wave of violence in Medellín with large-scale security force occupations and targeted arrests of crime bosses, but the factors fueling the clashes remain unclear and the security strategy may be exacerbating tensions. During the last two weeks of April, a spate of homicides and violent clashes between […]

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New Arrests Expand Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Drive

A new wave of arrests is continuing to expand the scope of Brazil’s wide-reaching anti-corruption probes, but the growing number of cases will likely move slowly through the country’s already backlogged court system. The Attorney General’s Office on May 8 announced a round of arrest warrants linked to a scheme involving the payment of bribes […]

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