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Latin America's Struggle With Peace

Latin America's Struggle With Peace The Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks nations on a scale of 1-5 based on 23 indicators associated with the absence of violence, with 5 being the least peaceful. The 2012 rankings included 158 nations, covering 99% of the world's population. Latin America's global rankings and scores Colombia (144) 2.625 Mexico (135) 2.445 Compared to the 2011 rankings, two-thirds of Latin American countries saw a gain in peacefulness Honduras (129) 2.339 Guatemala (124) 2.287 Venezuela (123) 2.278 El Salvador (112) 2.220 Haiti (107) 2.179 Dom. Repub. (90) 2.068 World-wide Ecuador (85) 2.028 Most Peaceful: Bolivia (84) 2.021 Iceland (1) 1.113 Least Peaceful: Brazil (83) 2.017 Somalia (158) 3.392 Nicaragua (81) 2.006 Peru (79) 1.995 Paraguay (76) 1.973 Where is Latin America failing? Cuba (70) 1.951 Panama (61) 1.899 Homicides Violent crime Political terror Access to weapons Death from internal conflict Perceived criminality in society Argentina (44) 1.763 Costa Rica (36) 1.658 Uruguay (33) 1.628 Chile (30) 1.616 Created by: Hispanically Speaking News The Hispanically Speaking News (HS News) site, found at, is an independent online daily news site and virtual center where we create and publish valuable, timely and culturally sensitive content all peppered with some spicy wit to keep you engaged, informed and connected. Our niche news site is here for you with relevant news about and for Hispanics. Source: GPI 2012 Findings (Institute for Economics and Peace)

Latin America's Struggle With Peace

shared by HSNews on Jun 21
With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographi...


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