Category Archives: Latin America

El Salvador: Assassins For Sale

El Salvador: Assassins For Sale Investigating allegations that private security companies are being hired to murder organised crime gang members. 24 Nov 2016 09:20 GMT El Salvador, War & Conflict With a murder every one and a half hours, El … Continue reading

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Security Firms are Big Source of Weapons for Rio Criminals

Security Firms are Big Source of Weapons for Rio Criminals Written by David Gagne Monday, 23 May 2016 3inShare Over 30 percent of all weapons belonging to private security firms in Rio de Janeiro end up in the hands of … Continue reading

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Brazil Makes Eleventh-Hour Push on Olympics Security

Brazil Makes Eleventh-Hour Push on Olympics Security With Summer Games set to open, government calls up retired police officers to screen for weapons ENLARGE Soldiers guarded the area near the Copacabana beach volleyball arena Thursday. Photo: Associated Press By Benjamin … Continue reading

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War for Sale: Battlefield Contractors in Latin America & the ‘Corporatization’ of America’s War on Drugs

War for Sale: Battlefield Contractors in Latin America & the ‘Corporatization’ of America’s War on Drugs

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Road to Rio: As Crime Explodes In Rio, Private Security Forces Step In As Protectors

Road to Rio Road to Rio: As Crime Explodes In Rio, Private Security Forces Step In As Protectors While Brazil is famous for its many charms, it is also internationally recognized for something else: violence and crime. In the lead-up … Continue reading

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Private Military Contractors as a Risk-Transfer Mechanism: The Case of Plan Colombia

Private Military Contractors as a Risk-Transfer Mechanism: The Case of Plan Colombia Bianchi, K. (2015)

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Fluor Selected as LOGCAP IV Contractor for Africa and Southern Combatant Commands

Fluor Selected as LOGCAP IV Contractor for Africa and Southern Combatant Commands Published: Sept 8, 2015 4:08 p.m. ET IRVING, Texas, Sep 08, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Fluor Corporation FLR, -1.35% announced today that the U.S. Army has selected Fluor … Continue reading

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Venancio Aguasanta ARIAS, et al v. DYNCORP, et al., Appellees.

752 F.3d 1011 (2014) Venancio Aguasanta ARIAS, husband, on behalf of himself, as guardian of his four minor children, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, et al., Appellants v. DYNCORP, et al., Appellees. Nos. 13-7044, 13-7045.United States Court … Continue reading

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3 Times As Many Honduran Private Security Agents as Police

3 Times As Many Honduran Private Security Agents as Police Most of the private security agents have received only a short training before receiving a weapon PrevNext Published 7 January 2015 (17 hours 23 minutes ago) In Honduras there are … Continue reading

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PRIVATE FIRMS FILLING LATIN AMERICA’S GRAVE SECURITY GAP

PRIVATE FIRMS FILLING LATIN AMERICA’S GRAVE SECURITY GAP Distrust of police has made private security big business in Latin America. An army of 4 million private security agents make up an industry growing 9 percent annually and is projected to … Continue reading

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