Security and Interior Ministers of all Mercosur countries convened this week in Uruguay's capital to discuss the current situation in the region and pledged to improve criminal information systems among member nations, according to a document signed Wednesday.
Despite the collapse in public opinion approval of Chilean president Gabriel Boric, the government's opposition have valued the change of attitude from the leader, in recent weeks when referring to crucial areas such as law and order, although admitting there are still pockets of resistance in the government.
Police in Brazil suspects an evangelical pastor, the husband of a prominent federal lawmaker, was shot dead this week by two of their 55 children following an extramarital betrayal, according to news reports on Friday.
Franco Macri's dealings with the former Kirchnerite governments amount to a crime, Argentine president Mauricio Macri declared on Sunday in a wide-ranging primetime interview that touched on corruption, influence peddling, the October elections, former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's legal situation and his recently deceased father, Franco.
A trip to China by lawmakers from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's party has stirred anger in the far-right leader's entourage, partly because of his wariness of the Asian power but also because of the group's stated mission. The delegation of eight members of Bolsonaro's ultraconservative Social Liberal Party (PSL) said it was on the visit to check out Chinese facial-recognition technology, with a view to it maybe being used in Brazil to combat crime.
The attacks and fire-bombings sweeping Brazil's northeastern state of Ceara continued unabated Sunday despite the deployment of at least 300 members the elite, military-style National Police Force to help bring an end to the violence.
Dozens of tourists hiking toward the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro were held at gunpoint for up to two hours in a mass robbery that could mark an early test for anti-crime crackdowns promised by Brazil’s new president.
Days after the Libertadores Cup fiasco that proved the city's security authorities inability to escort just one bus, Canadian journalist John Kirton was robbed off his belongings Tuesday in downtown Buenos Aires, as he was finalising details for his coverage of the G-20 Summit.
Brazilian TV is showing footage of a woman being robbed while being interviewed on television about crime near Rio de Janeiro’s main train station. The images of the interview conducted Wednesday by TV Globo were posted on its G1 internet news portal and come just a few weeks before the beginning of the World Cup.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$5 million load to help Uruguayan officials fund a program to lower the violent crime rate in the capital city of Montevideo.