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.
- 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.
Crime and violence come with a high price tag and for Latin America that amounts to $260 billion each year. A policy intervention addressing a root of the problem: https://t.co/KZGRh3Pcqk
— Brookings (@BrookingsInst) May 22, 2018
— MCC Latin America (@mcc_la) May 23, 2018
— NBC Latino (@NBCLatino) May 18, 2018