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Security & Strategic Review - November 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Peña Nieto’s response to Iguala crisis met with scepticism
Special Focus
- MEXICO: Iguala reignites deeper frustration over impunity
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: The state-level police dilemma
- MEXICO-US: Mexicans benefit most from Obama’s executive actions
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: ‘Homicides could be halved by 2030’
- PARAGUAY: Fallout from narco-linked murder hits supreme court
- CHILE: Details of new anti-terrorist law emerge
- POINTERS
Andean
- PERU: ‘Biggest organised crime web since Montesinos’
- COLOMBIA: Questions after Farc’s capture and release of a general
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Rising number of murders of police officers
- HONDURAS: ‘Massacres’ decline; other homicides less so
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - October 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Killings & mass abductions in Guerrero reveal web of organised crime influence
Special Focus
- MEXICO: From crime to political takeovers
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Tlatlaya inquiry climbs up military chain of command
- MEXICO: Two more narco kingpins fall to federal forces
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- CHILE: Antiterrorist law to be applied before reforms
- BRAZIL: Official data show 99% increase in killings by PM
- PARAGUAY: Crackdown as EPP’s hostage exchange deadline passes
- POINTERS
Andean
- ECUADOR: Correa lists Colombia as a source of cyber-attacks
- PERU: Playing down the surge in contract killings
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Report points to police-led ‘cartel’
- EL SALVADOR: Homicides still rising; police & military targeted

Security & Strategic Review - September 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- EPP split gives Cartes his first major coup against the guerrillas
Special Focus
- CHILE: Awaking to escalating anarchist threat
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: New map of organised crime
- MEXICO: Figures may vary but the trend is still upwards
- MEXICO: Civilian courts to judge Tlatlaya massacre
Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Assessing police violence in São Paulo
- POINTERS
Andean
- PERU: Scores of police officers investigated in corruption case
- PERU: Brazilians displacing the Mexicans?
- COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA: Two deportations and claims of a new conspiracy
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Unclear spate of violence close to the capital
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - August 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- With elections looming, Rio faces two public security challenges
Special Focus
- CUBA-US: Another covert USAID operation unveiled
Region
- REGION: ‘Simple’ cyber attacks target Latin America
Andean
- VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA: Maduro closes border to curb smuggling
- PERU-CHILE: Peruvian hackers break into Fach email accounts
- POINTERS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- PARAGUAY: Military to remain deployed in the north
- POINTERS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Trying to tally ‘disappearances’ and kidnapping
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- REGION-US: ‘Front porch’ cooperation with Washington
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - July 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Rio police bring charges against planners of World Cup violence
Special Focus
- CENTRAL AMERICA-US: Source countries told they should deter exodus of minors
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: No withdrawal any time soon
- POINTERS
Andean Group
- PERU: ‘Narcoflights’ seen increasing; interdiction hampered
- VENEZUELA: ‘Worst repression of protests since 1989’
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- PARAGUAY: Spurt of diversified activity by the EPP
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- NORTHERN TRIANGLE: Murder rates down in Honduras & Guatemala
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - June 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Honduras accuses the US of blocking the repair of its military aircraft
Special Focus
- PERU: Figuring out Humala’s ‘new strategy’
Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: World Cup, Black blocs & threatened ‘chaos’
- POINTERS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Time for military to withdraw?
- POINTERS
Andean Group
- VENEZUELA: Rival accounts of the unrest
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Sánchez Cerén and the gang ‘truce’: redefinition
- GUATEMALA: Crime figures are down in Guatemala
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - May 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- First-round upset for Santos raises doubts about future of peace talks
Special Focus
- REGION: Fine-tuning the analysis of violent crime
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Crisis in Michoacán’s ‘self-defence’ movement
- MEXICO: New strategy launched in Tamaulipas
- POINTERS
Andean Group
- PERU: Alert about ‘penetration’ of institutions by narcos
- POINTERS
- BOLIVIA: More cocaine routes, plus hints of growing local production
Brazil & Southern Cone
- POINTERS
- ARGENTINA: The new route for liquidised cocaine
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: As Funes steps down, violence peaks again
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - April 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Peru’s return as top cocaine producer brings back the ‘balloon effect’
Special Focus
- US-REGION: USAID’s Cuban hummingbird and beyond
Mexico & Nafta
- POLITICS & VIOLENCE: As ‘autodefensas’ disarm, Michoacán faces new threats
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Resizing the flare-up in Rio
- POINTERS
Andean Group
- PERU: Government swoops on Movadef
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: No clear explanation for surge in violence
- HONDURAS: Buildup as US again suspends sharing of radar information

Security & Strategic Review - March 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Two months on, the upheaval in Venezuela is still smouldering
Special Focus
- US-REGION: A general’s candour in a sea of uncertainty
Andean
- PERU: Forced eradication drive planned for Vraem
- PERU: Why the public feels unsafe
- POINTERS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Splits raise doubts about self-defence groups
- POINTERS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Troops are out again, but not where expected
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Homicide is back below the ‘epidemic’ level
- HAITI: Kidnapping: success & downside
- HONDURAS: Getting the means to enforce shoot-down
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - February 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Peru gains from World Court ruling but more litigation is in the wind
Special Focus
- Agreement in Michoacán legalises self-defence groups
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: In pursuit of Zambada, authorities catch El Chapo
- MEXICO: Fourth attempt to contain kidnapping
Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: From transit country to producer?
- PARAGUAY: Cocaine processing moves across the border
- BRAZIL: Drug gangs seek to return to favelas
- POINTERS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Mass protest actions rattle Maduro
- COLOMBIA: The dark side of military electronic intelligence
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Balance of Pérez Molina’s first two years
- NICARAGUA: Re-election secured, Ortega boosts the army’s role
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - January 2014 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- CIA & DEA covert actions in Colombia and Mexico revealed
Special Focus
- MEXICO: Federal halt to autodefensa expansion
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Fewer deaths; other indicators less encouraging
- POINTERS
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Appraisal of Farc’s post-truce situation
- VENEZUELA: High-profile murder and a new anti-crime plan
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Anarchists behind attacks in Mapuche heartland?
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- CENTRAL AMERICA: Military no panacea in Northern Triangle
- POINTERS

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