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Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 14 December 2017

14 December 2017


Argentina – 12 December 2017: Near the Obelisco, Buenos Aires, protesters vandalised shops and started fires during a protest against a WTO meeting taking place in the city.

Brazil – 13 December 2017: In the Complexo do Maré favela, Rio de Janeiro, about 800 soldiers in armoured vehicles and supported by helicopters, were deployed in an operation against criminal gangs.

Colombia – 12 December 2017: In Bogotá, the mayor reported that more than 160 criminal organisations had been dismantled in the city so far in 2017.

Mexico – 12 December 2017: In Baja California Sur, media reported that unidentified men had murdered at least 15 public servants so far in 2017, mainly in La Paz and Los Cabos, including police officers and police commanders and the local human rights ombudsman.

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