Category Archives: Latin America

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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Surveillance Camp III: On the Expanding Online Security Market in Latin America

Surveillance Camp III: On the Expanding Online Security Market in Latin America Written byKatitza Rodriguez Posted 6 February 2013 6:40 GMT Recently, we wrote about how companies throughout the world increasingly face political and legal pressures to assist governments in … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Private Security Industry in Guatemala

The Rise of the Private Security Industry in Guatemala Posted date: December 13, 2012 By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista In few places are security guards as prevalent as in Guatemala. Analysts estimate that there are between 100,000 and 150,000 private security … Continue reading

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Discovery Spat Resolved in Alien Tort Case Over ‘Plan Colombia’

Discovery Spat Resolved in Alien Tort Case Over ‘Plan Colombia’ By Ross Todd The Litigation Daily April 26, 2012 Thorny discovery disputes are part of the Lit Daily’s stock and trade. But try this for thorny: In a decade-old Alien … Continue reading

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U.S. Senators Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions

U.S. Senators Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions 09:37 GMT, March 2, 2012 Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Jim Webb (D-VA) have introduced the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 (S. 2139), a bill that will … Continue reading

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