The tenuous “gang truce” in El Salvador, in place since March 2012, does not fit into a classic model of peace negotiations between armed groups. Even so, any negotiation involving armed groups to try to reduce or end violence invariably raises questions that apply to most peace processes -- about strategy, tactics, risks, and legal frameworks. In the case of El Salvador, … [Read more...] about Where are the women in the El Salvador gang truce?
By Chris Sabatini The development community has long assumed a relationship between levels of socioeconomic development and security. When we look at the broader concept of social inclusion, that relationship also holds true. Richer countries tend to also be more socially inclusive -- and less violent. But in Latin America, there are some inconsistencies between countries … [Read more...] about Why are more developed countries in Latin America also so violent?