“Unmitigated AI could deepen social, economic, and digital cleavages between and within countries,” warns Robert Muggah with Ilona Szabó.
Many Latin American and Caribbean countries are in the grip of a crime epidemic as international drug trafficking surges with cocaine production.
Economic instability has increased the price of gold as Brazilian President Lula da Silva attempts to crack down on illegal mining threating the Amazon.
Brazil’s mineral wealth could power the global energy transition, but mining is a very dirty business, writes Nonresident Fellow Robert Muggah.
Criminal groups from the Balkans are helping reverse the drop in Ecuador's homicide rate and turn the country into a hub for illegal exports.
Criminal activity and money laundering is making efforts to protect indigenous people and nature far harder, writes Nonresident Fellow Rob Muggah.
Police, prosecutors, money-laundering experts, and others convened in Brazil to tackle drug and environmental crimes that are growing in scale across the Amazon.
The crackdown and assault on civil society includes the key tool of the 21st century autocrat: restrictions and surveillance of digital communications.
After years of advocating for greener and more accessible neighborhoods, champions of the 15-minute city are suddenly the target of far-right conspiracies.
Predictive analytics are being deployed at an unprecedented scale, including in countries that are still in the midst of their own digital revolutions.