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Tango0107 Mar 2018 10:47 p.m. PST


"In 2017, Latin America retained the ignominious distinction of having the most cities on Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities.

Of the 50 cities on the list, 42 are in Latin America, including 17 in Brazil, 12 in Mexico, and five in Venezuela. Colombia had three, Honduras had two, and El Salvador, Guatemala, and Jamaica all had one.

The region's violence is in large part driven by drug trafficking and organized crime— in Mexico, fragmentation of criminal groups has stoked more bloodshed in recent months. Insecurity is also exacerbated by political instability, poverty, and poor economic conditions. Corruption, abuses by officials, and impunity also facilitate crime…"

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Oberlindes Sol LIC08 Mar 2018 12:24 p.m. PST

As much as I love my mate (it's on my desk right now), and Argentine tango (my wife and I have a date for next Wednesday), y el lenguaje hermoso que no hablo bien, Latin America is not high on my list of places to visit.

jefritrout08 Mar 2018 12:44 p.m. PST

Argentina didn't make the lists going back to 2015. Come on Tango, you're slipping.

I should be in Porto Alegre sometime next year.

Tango0109 Mar 2018 10:48 a.m. PST

Even with the problems we have here… we are far away to those statistics… for the moment… (smile)

Oberlindes… please… send a "gran abrazo de un gaucho argentino a otro" to your desk friend from my part!… (smile)


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