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Call Now to Save Your Life: A Colombian Experiment in Homicide Prevention

July 23, 2018

This article is adapted from AQ’s print issue on reducing homicide in Latin America. | Leer en español 

As she began to run afoul of a street gang in her working-class neighborhood in Medellín, Lina Carmona always kept a three-digit phone number in the back of her mind.

Carmona’s sin: Opening a nail salon in her home without asking the gang’s permission. After finding out, its leader...

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