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  • Friday, March 29th 2019 - 09:20 UTC

    Colombia: The humanitarian situation worsened, alerted Red Cross

    The report indicates that Venezuelan migrants, as they pass through Colombia, are exposed to extortion and recruitment by various armed groups

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) presented on Thursday the balance of its main humanitarian concerns in Colombia, highlighting a deterioration of security conditions in the most remote areas of the country. The cases of armed conflicts and the violence that has continued to plague Colombia in recent decades, as well as the recent mass exodus of Venezuelan migrants, showed a complex humanitarian context.

  • Monday, February 6th 2017 - 22:42 UTC

    Crime and violence cost Latin America and the Caribbean 3.55% of GDP

    The region accounts for 9% of the world’s population but contributes nearly one-third of its homicide victims, making it the most violent region outside of war zones.

    A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates the direct annual cost of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean at US$261 billion or 3.55% of GDP, roughly what the region invests on infrastructure and double the average cost for developed countries. It is also the equivalent income for 30% of the poorest population, underscoring the grave development impact violence has on the region.

  • Monday, July 5th 2010 - 04:57 UTC

    Three out of ten Argentine urban households, victims of crimes in 2009

    The percentage has been growing steadily since the polls was first taken

    Three out of ten Argentine households have been a victim of crime in 2009, according to the latest poll from the Argentine Catholic University, UCA, published Sunday in the Buenos Aires daily Clarin.