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Security & Strategic Review - August 2015 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Faced with rising unrest countrywide Maduro closes the border with Colombia
Special Focus
- EL SALVADOR: From now on the maras are terrorists
Andean
- BOLIVIA: Coca cultivation down, but Washington differs
- COLOMBIA: Bilateral ceasefire ‘possible before final agreement’
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: São Paulo massacre revives issue of police violence
- PARAGUAY: Alleged actions by anti-EPP ‘paramilitaries’
- POINTERS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Calling the soldiers to account
- MEXICO-US: Drawing conclusions from data on seizures
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Third consecutive year of improvement
- GUATEMALA: Kidnapping rate is more than halved
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - July 2015 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- New effort to ‘de-escalate’ the conflict in Colombia
Special Focus I
- COLOMBIA: Confirmed: more coca, potentially more cocaine
Special Focus II
- PERU: A victory that is not quite what it seems
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: ‘El Chapo’ is back in business
- MEXICO: SEDENA opts for ‘transparency’ in new incident
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: New intelligence doctrine targets ‘economic aggression’
- CHILE: Most robbers and thieves go unpunished
- PARAGUAY: Authorities unsure about two attacks that kill five police officers
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro lashes out at ‘Colombian paramilitary’ threat
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Gangs halt transport when call for talks is rebuffed
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - June 2015 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- Venezuela’s new ‘maritime defence zones’ encroach upon Guyana and Colombia
Special Focus
- COLOMBIA: The first month after the ceasefire was lifted
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO-US: Is tighter border control deterring illegal migrants?
- MEXICO: How many drug ‘cartels’ are still active?
- MEXICO: Firearms & violence: refining the data
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Puzzle of third ‘dummy bomb’
- ARGENTINA: Narrowing the homicide data gap
- BRAZIL: Coping with a rising inflow of refugees
- POINTERS
Andean
- BOLIVIA-PERU: Cocaine airbridge neutralised; llamas become mules
- POINTERS
Caribbean & Central America
- HONDURAS: With hiccups, homicide trends continue to decline
- EL SALVADOR: Conflicting theories about sudden spike in homicides

Security & Strategic Review - May 2015 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- US investigations into Venezuelan narco links threaten a new spat
Special Focus
- COLOMBIA-US: Two momentous shifts on the coca-cocaine scene
Andean
- PERU: Arequipa protests start claiming lives
- COLOMBIA: Guerrillas end truce, but talks continue
- POINTERS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Setbacks in three of the most violent states
- MEXICO: ‘Military’ might of CJNG in perspective
Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: As army pulls out, gangs still cling to niches
- ARGENTINA: Homicide cases rise again in BA province
- POINTERS
Caribbean & Central America
- HONDURAS-US: Special Marine task force will be based in Palmerola
- EL SALVADOR: Violence seen rising to new post-conflict peak

Security & Strategic Review - April 2015 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- After the deadliest Farc attack both sides agree to go on talking
Special Focus
- MEXICO: Downward trend seen as having stalled
Southern Cone
- PARAGUAY: New ‘guerrillas’ dismissed as ‘common criminals’
- BRAZIL: Rio to ‘strengthen’ UPPs in Alemão & Penha complexes
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Maras divided over offensive and new ‘truce’ initiative
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina agrees to extend CICIG’s mandate
- POINTERS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO-US: Upward trend in US military training
- MEXICO-US: Most guns come from up north
- POINTERS
Andean
- PERU: ‘Elimination of narcoterrorism by 2016’
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - March 2015 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- US sanctions against Venezuela trigger regionwide rejection
Special Focus
- MEXICO: More kingpins fall but effects remain unclear
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Two more big steps towards ‘de-escalation’
- PERU: Going back and forth on shootdown
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA-BRITAIN: London’s response to Falklands/Malvinas ‘threat’
- BRAZIL: Tracking the firearms used by criminals
- POINTERS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Fall in kidnapping figures is contested (again)
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: More arrests, no trials, more gangs
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - February 2015 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- President Fernández says a Judicial Party has arisen, bent on destabilising her government
Special Focus I
- PERU: Changing strategies against Sendero Luminoso remnants
Special Focus II
- MEXICO: Beyond Iguala, all enforced disappearances
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: US heroin demand keeps violence high in Guerrero
Andean
- COLOMBIA: When the guerrillas chose to look the other way
- PERU: Preparing to resume shootdowns
- VENEZUELA: Maduro ‘unveils’ new coup conspiracy
Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Iranian angle in Montevideo bomb scares
- PARAGUAY: More troops in response to new EPP raid
- POINTERS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Confusing public perceptions
- POINTERS

Security & Strategic Review - January 2015 (ISSN 1741-4202)

Leader
- The strange death of the prosecutor who wanted Argentina’s president in the dock
Special Focus I
- Northern Triangle: two improvements, one reversal
Special Focus II
- REGION: A critical data deficit
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Santos hints at early bilateral ceasefire
- VENEZUELA: Murder on the rise — but by how much?
- POINTERS
Southern Cone
- CHILE: Staving off demands for tougher action
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Public remains sceptical as crime levels improve
Central America & Caribbean
- BELIZE: Homicide & other crime data dissected
- POINTERS

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