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26 Apr 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Many Latin American countries, states and cities are facing a chronic public security crisis. In spite of more than a decade of modest economic growth, crime and victimization rates are rising, not dropping. Nevertheless, recent information of 2017 show some signs of improvement. Criminal violence is routinely singled out as one of the top concerns of citizens from across Mexico, Central America and South America. And there are warning signs that the region ́s high rates of criminal violence and victimization will continue rising if nothing is done.

14 Sep 2007 description
report Samaritan's Purse

Emergency shelter and food are bringing relief to victims of major storm in Nicaragua

The remote Miskito Indians who live in jungle villages and on tiny, reef islands along the Honduran-Nicaraguan border went about their usual daily routines on September 4. Fisherman took to the ocean to dive for lobster. Farmers went into their fields.

Without access to television, radio, or the internet, they were unaware that a major hurricane was hours away. They had no chance to evacuate or take shelter.

Hurricane Felix smashed into Nicaragua later that day as a powerful Category 5 storm.