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 April 16 – 22

Harm through the market 2020

How private equity firms squeeze hospital patients for profits Sheelah Kolhatkar New Yorker April 9, 2020

America can afford a world class health care system. Why don’t we have one? Anne Case and Angus Deaton New York Times April 14, 2020
Our system takes from the poor and working class to generate wealth for the already wealthy.

Struggle for control – staying in power 2020

New study says Trump has ‘dangerously undermined truth’ with attacks on news media Paul Farhi Washington Post April 16, 2010
See full report from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Crime 2020

The coming crime wars Robert Muggah and John P. Sullivan Foreign Policy September 21, 2018
Future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, gangs, and terrorists. It is time to rethink our rules of engagement.

Crime 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