With 9% of the world's population and 33% of its homicides, Latin America and the Caribbean suffers from far too much violence. But government responses, heavily focused on punitive practices like mass incarceration, have fallen short. While incarceration has increased by 76% over the last decade, the region as a whole still has more than twice the homicide rate as the world … [Read more...] about Changing Public Attitudes to Combat a Crime Epidemic
Fernando Gabriel Cafferata is Executive Director of the Center for Latin American Studies on Security and Violence at the National University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina. He holds an MPA from Harvard and an MA in Economics from Universidad de San Andres.