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Questions tagged [latin-america]

These questions are primarily about, or refer to those countries that are in the Western Hemisphere (North-, Central- and South-America) where the Romance-bases languages are spoken. This is predominantly Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

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Does any other Latin American country have a justice system in which the security forces can only be prosecuted by military courts?

According to a 2016 Amnesty article, the Chile justice system encourages brutality from the security forces because Chile’s military courts, which deal with cases of human rights violations ...
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Why are so many cities in the list of 50 most violent cities in the world located in South and Central America?

According to the Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security's annual ranking, about 80% of the most dangerous cities are in the American continent. Is there a political explanation to this? Are ...
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Why is Argentina in a near-perpetual economic and/or financial crisis?

I might be getting the wrong impression but Argentina seems to be in a perennial or at least often repeated sequence of economic and/or financial crises. Just the latest: the country is in a deep ...
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Why do South and Latin American countries have small armies?

The examples in South and Latin America of countries with a small military are numerous: Mexico: only five F5F fighters, an old airplane that was nearly obsolete in the 1990s. The navy is only a ...
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Members of Central American Tariff System (SAC)

Who are the member states of the Central American Tariff System (SAC)? I'm looking for a list of current members. If possible please also link an official page or website or your source.