Poverty and apartheid not enough to explain crime

Two weeks ago, I left SA for a month-long vacation across Latin America. As I write this article, I’m Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. With a population of just under 4-million, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America, but also one of the richest and most stable.

But before arriving in Uruguay, I was in Paraguay, a radically different country. Unlike Uruguay, Paraguay is a relatively poor country. This poverty can be seen the minute one lands at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, which is small and dilapidated...

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