Imagine that you're walking calmly down a street with your partner one night. Suddenly, and without any reason at all, the police stop you, question you and carry out a full body search of you and your partner. That seems too intrusive, no? That is what's called “stop and frisk,” an aggressive search that is one of the more controversial tactics used by police … [Read more...] about Controversial Tactics
Photo courtesy of Brodreck Watson - Granville United player and IDB Specialists Eduardo Feliciangeli, Juan Cruz Vieyra & Cesar Rivera What single activity is best at binding communities and nations together? Is a universal language passionately embraced locally and globally? And is as spontaneous and dramatic as nature itself? The answer for me is football! Jogo … [Read more...] about Does “Jogo Bonito” have more to offer?
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Mikael Ejdemyr Almost 10 years ago, I was one of the first journalists to reach the island of Grenada after it was hit by Hurricane Ivan. My trip lasted one day, including six hours traversing the island. The Caribbean paradise looked like a battle ground. I hurried to write a story in 45 minutes, then ran back to the … [Read more...] about Journalism and the Prevention of Violence
by Guest bloggers, René Osorio and Steve Brito Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, User Dantadd It is difficult to find any Mexican who does not have friends or family living in other countries. And one of the key features shared by Mexicans who live in the United States is that they send billions of dollars to their native country every year. Remittances received in Mexico … [Read more...] about The relationship between remittances and crime in Mexico
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Camelia.boban The image of a policeman seated in front of a crystal ball or a magical mirror does not seem logical, even to the most creative minds. Nevertheless, the science fiction movie “Minority Report” shows a police department that arrests people who are expected to commit crimes in the future. More recently, the CBS … [Read more...] about Does Big Data = Big Brother?