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Latin America is home to just 8 percent of the world's population, but 33 percent of its homicides. In fact, just four countries in the region — Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela — account for a quarter of all the murders on Earth. Of the 20 countries in the world with the highest murder rates, 17 are Latin American, as are 43 of the top 50 cities.
More than a third of all Latin Americans reported being a victim of violent crime in 2016, according to the report. In some countries, like Venezuela and Mexico, nearly half of the population suffered a violent crime in the last year.
Violent crime is not a new problem in Latin America. But the numbers in the Igarapé Institute's latest report suggest a crisis that has gone unaddressed for far too long.
(Reuters) - The organizer of a caravan of hundreds of migrants traveling north on foot from Honduras was detained Tuesday morning in Guatemala, according to a Reuters witness.
Three Guatemalan police officers zeroed in on Bartolo Fuentes, a former lawmaker in the Honduran Congress, detaining him from the midst of a crowd of several hundred people that he and three other Hondurans had led from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, since Saturday, bound for Mexico.
originally posted by: JBurns
A "caravan" of foreign invaders, not the first of its time, consisting of thousands of foreign nationals intent on breaching our Sovereignty is actively heading for the United States.
These squatting trespassers aren't wanted here.
They must be stopped. Trump should deploy the Marines with orders to shoot on sight ANY foreign enemy target attempting to breach our sovereignty and attack our economy. This must end immediately, without delay or discussion.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
Send them all to the Canadian border Justin Trudeau said he will except them. I like to see if JT will put his money where his mouth is .
Never mind he already changed his mind.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: JBurns
YES! Shoot everyone!!!!!
I love it, lock and load mofos, the war is on.