Security In Latin America

Just the Facts has an excellent breakdown on security in Latin America in a variety of areas. Among the numbers:

  • Only one in every 300 guns circulating in Mexico is legal and documented.
  • Bolivia is spending $35-40 million US dollars on anti-drug programs this year, providing a reminder that coca legalization and anti-drug measurements are separate matters.
  • Landmines killed 13 children in Colombia last year.
  • Cuba has 90 political prisoners, up from 45 just 9 months ago.
  • 168 explosive devices have detonated since 2005.

As they say, read the whole thing here.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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