The Heat: Violence in Latin America

The Heat

Latin America Violence

A third of the world’s homicides occur in Latin America, a region with just eight percent of the global population.

It’s an eye-opening statistic coming from a report released last month by a think tank based in Rio de Janeiro.

CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports.

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To discuss:

  • Antonio Sampaio, a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and an expert on Latin America violence.
  • Denis Frate, director of the Brazilian Association of Security Professionals.
  • Arturo Sarukhan, a former Mexican ambassador to the United States.
  • Dr. Gary Slutkin, the founder and CEO of Cure Violence.

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