Latin American police must be proactive: Gen. Oscar Naranjo

first_img Security officials should evaluate approaches which work and those which do not when developing strategies to fight crime, said Raul Benitez Manaut, a security analyst at the Collective for the Analysis of Security with Democracy (CASEDE). “ We must consider successes and failures in implementing policies of public safety,” Benitez Manaut said. Security officials must be willing to adapt to changing circumstances, Naranjo said. For example, in the 1990s, some Central American countries were initially unprepared for an increase in violent gang activity, he said. Many of these gangs collaborated on drug smuggling enterprises with transnational criminal organizations, such as Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. During the last 10 years or so, several countries, such as Honduras, began using its military to perform domestic law enforcement work, fighting gangs and drug cartels, Naranjo pointed out. Accountability Multiple law enforcement responsibilities Focusing large amounts of time and energy on fighting drug trafficking affects the ability of police agents to focus on other threats, said another seminar panelist, Monica Serrano, an organized crime analyst at Colmex. “It seems that the impact drug trafficking has had on the security policies in the region is closing a window of opportunity to deal with other no less important threats,” Serrano said. Many organized crime groups engage in multiple illegal enterprises apart from drug smuggling, such as human trafficking, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, and large-scale oil theft. Latin American national police must take a proactive approach to preventing crime, rather than reacting to it, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, the former director of Colombia’s National Police, said during a recent safety seminar. Naranjo, who is currently a security adviser to the Mexican government, spoke about the need for proactive law enforcement during a seminar at the College of Mexico (Colmex) on Sept. 11, 2013. He spoke during the “Seminar on Violence in Mexico.” Safety is a “democratic value” which should be treated as a “right and a responsibility,” Naranjo said during his talk. Criminology should take precedence over other social sciences when it comes to understanding the root causes of crime, he said. center_img By Dialogo September 27, 2013 Analysis is crucial In addition to training capable and honest security agents, governments should also evaluate the effectiveness and integrity of their judicial systems, Naranjo said. Those who break the law must know that the criminal justice system will hold them accountable. “Until citizens see that there is there is a price to pay when committing crimes and that this price will go through the justice system, the rates of violence will not diminish significantly,” Naranjo said. Security forces must maintain the highest levels of professionalism, Naranjo said. “Whatever police model a Latin American country adopts, four police stigmas need to be combated: the arbitrary use of force, inefficiency, corruption, and the lack of solidarity. “Police that do not resolve citizens’ problems and engage in any of these four failures end up being despised,” he said. I think that in Mexico we need a especial soldiers, other systems and less corruption as Naranjo said, but What happen with the people who live in the combat area?The people of some states are getting accustomed to have soldiers in their streets, parks, public squares etc. I think that one factor that the goverment has lost is the time . The people has lost the distance between soldiers who go to the war in other countries as heroes ,and the soldiers who sleep in their auditoriums, schools, because this is the reality. I want to know more about how the training academy for prepared officers works.last_img read more

No. 12 Syracuse falls on road to No. 20 Minnesota, 72-68

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 29, 2018 at 11:16 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Commentscenter_img No. 12 Syracuse (6-2) was on the wrong end of a 12-4 late fourth-quarter run and fell to No. 20 Minnesota (6-0), 72-68, on Thursday night in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. The Golden Gophers halted SU’s five-game winning streak. Both of the Orange’s losses have come in true road games against ranked opponents. A 13-1 fourth quarter run initially propelled the Orange. SU passed Minnesota for its first lead in three frames when Amaya Finklea-Guity converted a layup. Emily Engstler knocked in a layup with 3:36 left to stretch the margin to six. Then Syracuse missed five-straight shots, including a handful of botched layups, and Minnesota roared back. (“Minnesota) did a good job of getting close to the paint,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said postgame. “Playing the rim, they were the more physical team. We knew the game could’ve been won in the paint. …That’s one thing we got to get better at.”Four double-digit scorers — Tiana Mangakahia (11), Kiara Lewis (14), Miranda Drummond (12) and Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (10) — carried the Orange. Mangakahia tied her season-low in points, shot 5 for 19 from the field and fouled out with 10 seconds left. Djaldi-Tabdi continued her fast-start, adding five blocks and three boards. Guard Kenisha Bell led the Golden Gophers with 24 points on 9 for 25 shooting while playing the entire game. Taiye Bello also never subbed out, pairing 20 points with 18 rebounds. Four of Minnesota’s starters played at least 38 minutes. Hillsman called Bello the “best” rebounder he’s faced. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I know it don’t look like but we game planned for that,” Hillsman said. “…We were going to face box-out.”Syracuse shot one-for-six from deep in the first quarter and Minnesota opened up a 23-14 lead. While SU ran its offense and failed to execute, the Golden Gophers worked to the line and went eight of nine. The Orange cut the deficit to five at the break, thanks to 3-pointers from Gabrielle Cooper and Digna Strautmane.Down 11 in the third quarter following a Bello free throw, Mangakahia charged down the floor and made a layup. One minute later, Mangakahia made another. A Lewis free throw late in the frame preserved the one-possession game.SU kept shooting in the second half and kept missing. It made one of nine attempts from deep and missed five in the decisive fourth quarter. Looking for offense in the paint, Syracuse found success and tallied five offensive rebounds. But then Minnesota went back to the stripe and notched 11 more free points. A Cooper deep ball in the final seconds did nothing but keep the score competitive. “We knew coming that into this environment that if we didn’t get to the foul line and we didn’t control the rebounding, that we didn’t have a chance to win this game,” Hillsman said. “That’s pretty much what happened.”Syracuse returns to the Carrier Dome on Sunday to face Towson (3-3) at 2 p.m. last_img read more

Injury concerns over Bonner Maher

first_imgMichael Ryan may have to plan without Patrick Bonner Maher for the Tipperary Senior Hurlers opening championship game in a fortnight’s time.It’s understood he picked up a hamstring injury in his club’s Lorrha -Dorrha championship loss to Templederry Keynon at the weekend.The extent of the injury isn’t yet known or whether it could affect his chances of being included in team against Cork.last_img

BEST OF INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILMS SHOWCASED AT THIS YEARS CASCADIA DANCE CINEMA

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The 4th annual Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival features some of the year’s best films about dance. The short films are screening Aug. 25 and 29 at the Vancouver International Film Centre, aka Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour St.The films showcase a variety of dance styles. The festival kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 25 with a Welcome to Cascadia and Programmer panel and Dancinema Shorts Showcase. On Aug. 29, the festival closes with another panel, Dance, Entrepreneurship and Media, and the Dancinema Shorts Showcase. This year’s festival also includes workshops, forums, and more. Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Login/Register With: Still from Rumba in the Jungle—The Return. Rushlake Films – Sun City, South Africa. Advertisementlast_img read more