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Security & Strategic Review - September 2019

El Salvador’s new President Nayib Bukele took office on 1 June promising, as his predecessors before him, to address the notorious security crisis afflicting the country which registered 3,094 homicides in 2018, the highest in Central America.

Security & Strategic Review - July 2019

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).

Security & Strategic Review - June 2019

The authorities in Mexico and the US are grappling with what in recent years has emerged as the most powerful transnational drug trafficking organisation (DTO) – the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG).

Security & Strategic Review - May 2019

On the same day that Venezuela’s intelligence force (Sebin) appears to have resorted to new underhand tactics to prevent National Assembly (AN) members from entering the congress building, Amnesty International accused the government led by Nicolás Maduro of committing crimes against humanity.

Security & Strategic Review - April 2019

On 13 March the Yucatán state legislature approved the law creating the National Guard, meaning that the new law enforcement body now has the approval of the federal congress and all 32 state legislatures.