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Six our of fourteen of the world’s most violent countries are in Latin America

Friday, October 28th 2011 - 20:39 UTC
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Six of the 14 most violent countries in the world are in Latin America revealed the second edition of the report “Armed Violence and Development” published Thursday in Geneva by the Secretariat from the Geneva Declaration on Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative born in 2008. Read full article


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  • Cruzansailor

    And Mexico?

    Oct 28th, 2011 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Last time I checked, Mexico's murder rates are actually modest. It seems violence is highly localized, not widespread.

    Oct 28th, 2011 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Uncle Sam

    I can attest to the murder rate in Belize. I owned a second home there from 1995-2007. The worst thing that happened to Belize was gaining independance! The Brits knew how to govern that mess.
    Check out the murder Rate along the U.S./Mexico border. It is horrible and spilling over the border into the U.S. I certainly wouldnt agree that Mexico has a low murder rate. Many murders in Mexico go unreported.
    We can all take some lessons from Uruguay! Great country and people.

    Oct 29th, 2011 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Mexico's murder rate is not high in an international, specially Latin American, context. And much of the violence that has exploded during the last 5 years in the Rio Grande border has much to do with the fact that, inspired by US advisers, Felipe Calderón thought it'd be a good idea to solve the drug trade problem by having the police shooting around. Just as that strategy hasn't worked for the US in the foreign front, it has backfired in Mexico in the domestic stage. And murders go unreported in much of the world, the US included.

    Oct 29th, 2011 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • schnack2

    Calderon is righteous to go after the savages in his country. They do not understand anything but brutal force. Fight them in the streets, fight them in their homes, fight them in their children's schools, fight them in the offices of their corrupt government bought politicians, fight them in the US, fight them in Mexico, fight them using Drone predators, fight them by illegaly wiretapping them, fight them by putting a wire on their children, fight them, fight them, fight them. Savages cannot understand anything else.

    Oct 31st, 2011 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Uncle Sam

    No truer words were ever spoken, schnack2. And, apparently, Forgetit87 doesn't know or want to admit that the kick back at the cartels began under Vincenti Fox. And it would appear that he, like so many others, needs a scapegoat, and of course it is the US. Yes, the savages cannot understand anything but brute force. One wonders if Forgetit87 knows or cares that in the border city of Juarez alone there is on average 250 murders per MONTH!

    Oct 31st, 2011 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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