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Developments in terrorism laws in Latin America after September 11 2001

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This report reviews the legal landscape across Latin America with regards to emerging anti-terrorism laws since September 2001. Terrorism is not new to Latin America and many countries had existing legal frameworks. But the influence of international resolutions and conventions, and the temptation of granting greater powers to the law enforcement agencies led to significant new laws. 

Latin American states have endeavoured to adapt existing law enforcement mechanisms, and develop new mechanisms, to investigate, suppress and punish terrorism, on a domestic level and internationally.

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