Category Archives: Crime

Two major costs of crime are the cost to the victim and the cost of preventing crime. There does not appear to be a worldwide estimate for the cost of crime. Estimates for the cost of crime in the United States have ranged from $690 billion to $3.41 trillion according to a 2017 GAO look at the issue.

Oppression and Exploitation News September 3 – September 9

Harming people – Keeping people oppressed 2020

‘Kill all you see’: In a first, Myanmar soldiers tell of Rohingya slaughter Hannah Beech, Saw Nang and Marlise Simons New York Times September 8, 2020

Trump administration to tap into frozen Venezuelan government funds to revive efforts to oust Maduro Karen DeYoung and Anthony Faiola Washington Post August 20, 2020

Voices from Kashmir: Inside India’s year-long crackdown Niha MasihShams Irfan and Joanna Slater Washington Post August 4, 2020

Harm through the government 2020

Louis DeJoy’s rise as GOP fundraiser was powered by contributions from company workers who were later reimbursed, former employees say Aaron C. Davis, Amy Gardner and Jon Swaine Washington Post September 6, 2020

Opposing oppression and injustice 2020

Salvadorans walk past a mural of Salvadoran martyrs Aug. 15, 2020, outside Our Lady of Pilar Catholic Church in Zaragoza, El Salvador. The mural includes four U.S. churchwomen slain in El Salvador in 1980; some Catholics in the country consider them part of a long list of Salvadoran saints and martyrs. (CNS/Courtesy Patricia Lazo)

Forty years after killings, Salvadoran city claims Maryknoll Sisters as its own Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service September 4, 2020

Struggle for control – staying in power 2020

Mali coup leaders pledge democracy after deposing president Ruth Maclean, Cheick Amadou Diouara and Elian Peltier New York Times August 19, 2020
The plotters appealed to Malians and foreign powers in a televised address to the nation, and said that new elections would be held to replace the detained president, who had been democratically elected.

Crime 2020

In Haiti, coronavirus and a man named Barbecue test the rule of law Ingrid Arnesen and Anthony Faiola Washington Post August 14, 2020

Oppression and Exploitation News August 27 – September 2

Discrimination 2020

The Republicans least committed to democratic principles are those most worried about White America Philip Bump Washington Post September 2, 2020

The South’s fight for White Supremacy Jon Meacham New York Times August 23, 2020

Discrimination against women 2020

How women & girls are forced to trade sex for water Sareen Malik and Benazir Omotto Inter Press Service August 21, 2020

Crime 2020

Homeless at home: Inside Mexico’s neglected displacement crisis Ann Deslandes New Humanitarian August 25, 2020

Harming people – Keeping people oppressed 2020

The legal battle to hold the EU to account for Libya migrant abuses Eric Reidy New Humanitarian August 10, 2020

What happens to migrants forcibly returned to Libya? Mat Nashad New Humanitarian August 5, 2020
The killing last week of three young men after they were intercepted at sea by the EU-funded Libyan Coast Guard has thrown the spotlight on the fate of tens of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers returned to Libya to face detention, abuse and torture by traffickers, or worse.

Crime 2020

Homeless at home: Inside Mexico’s neglected displacement crisis Ann Deslandes New Humanitarian August 25, 2020

In Haiti, coronavirus and a man named Barbecue test the rule of law Ingrid Arnesen and Anthony Faiola Washington Post August 14, 2020

Mexico’s Jalisco New Generation Cartel blazes a bloody trail in rise to power Kevin Sieff Washington Post July 10, 2020

Disappearances in Mexico rose during López Obrador’s first year, now top 73,000 Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post July 13, 2020

The coming crime wars Robert Muggah and John P. Sullivan Foreign Policy September 21, 2020
Future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, gangs, and terrorists. It is time to rethink our rules of engagement.

Boycotting avocados won’t hurt cartels Ioan Grillo New York Times March 2, 2020

More than 60,000 Mexicans have disappeared amid drug war, officials say Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post January 6, 2020

Crime 2019

Disappeared in El Salvador: The return of a Cold War nightmare Mary Beth Sheridan and Anna-Catherine Brigida  Washington Post October 19, 2019

As gang murders surge, South Africa sends army to Cape Town, and the city cheers Kimon de Greef New York Times August 13, 2019

One way out: Pastors in Brazil converting gang members on YouTube Mariana Lopes Washington Post May 17, 2019

Devastating epidemic of crime & insecurity in Latin America & Caribbean Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva Inter Press Service May 15, 2019

Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form Sonia Perez Z AP/Washington Post May 3, 2019

It’s so dangerous to police MS-13 in El Salvador that officers are fleeing the country Kevin Sieff Washington Post March 3, 2019

Modern day slavery rated world’s largest single crime industry Thalif Deen Inter Press Service February 25, 2019