Category Archives: Latin America

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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Ecuador Bites the Dust … Again

Michael I. Krauss Contributor Follow Opinion 6/02/2014 @ 2:49PM 336 views Ecuador Bites the Dust … Again Readers will recall my report on the RICO conviction of the plaintiffs’ attorney in the notorious case filed against Chevron in Ecuador.   Ecuador’s president … Continue reading

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Will the U.S. support controls on security contractors in Latin America?

Will the U.S. support controls on security contractors in Latin America? Photo by: Charles Atkeison / flickr / Creative Commons An upcoming conference in Switzerland will test U.S. willingness to make good on its rhetorical support for greater control over … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Citizen Security in Latin America: From Elite Guards to Neighborhood Vigilantes

By: Ungar, Mark Social Justice, 2007, Vol. 34, Issue ¾, 20-37 The Privatization of Citizen Security in Latin America: From Elite Guards to Neighborhood Vigilantes IN LATIN AMERICA, THE COMBINATION OF DEMOCRATIZATION, NEOLIBERALISM, AND record crime rates has converged to … Continue reading

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