Facing some of the world's highest domestic crime rates, Latin America is shifting from militarized 'mano duro' (hard fist) security approaches to strategies that incorporate community policing and smarter technological tools, says Dr. Nancy Brune, a contractor with the Center for a New American Security and a Truman National Security Project fellow, in an essay for the Winter edition of America's Quarterly.
According to Dr. Brune, the new strategies are strikingly similar to those underway in many U.S. cities. But she also argues that such strategies need to be sustained by government funding, and paired with reforms of the justice system and improvements in law enforcement training. The region's future economic growth and development depends on their success.
Read her article HERE.