Exclusión social y violencia en América Latina y el Caribe

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Este trabajo analiza la manera en que la exclusión social ayuda a fomentar la violencia en América Latina. Las comunidades socialmente excluidas no pueden depender de las instituciones concebidas para protegerlas y la violencia se convierte en un instrumento mediante el cual alcanzar justicia, seguridad y provecho económico. Cuando se limitan los métodos convencionales de obtener un mayor nivel social, más ingresos e influencia, algunas personas recurren a actos de violencia. En este trabajo se trata la manera en que la exclusión social y la violencia interactúan en un círculo vicioso que deja a los socialmente excluidos en un entorno sumamente hostil en el que la línea divisoria entre la legalidad y la ilegalidad a menudo se desdibuja. El uso de la violencia por parte de esta minoría afecta las vidas de la mayoría de la gente excluida que no recurre a la violencia. En este trabajo también se analiza la relación entre la violencia y las pandillas juveniles y los niños de la calle. (Disponible en inglés)

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