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Security & Strategic Review - July 2019

A not so peaceful region

The world is a less peaceful place than it was a decade ago, but, for the first time in five years, the global peace index (GPI) registered an improvement, according to the Global Peace Index 2019 report compiled by the Australia-based Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP). Not so, however, in Latin America: between 2018 and 2019, peace indicators deteriorated in South America, and the Caribbean & Central America (CCA). A closer look at the IEP’s report helps understand why a region that is free from armed conflict is seeing deterioration in its state of peace.

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