Armed Violence in Rio de Janeiro


  • Ignacio Cano

Ignacio Cano is an associate professor in research methodology at the department of social sciences of State University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is also the coordinator of the Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence (LAV). He is an expert on topics related to violence, human rights, public security and education. Over the last 15 years, Cano has published extensively on issues of human rights and public security. He has also worked on projects related to refugees and war‐stricken populations in El Salvador and Central America, and was a member of the United Nations Truth Commission for El Salvador.

This talk is part of a series of speeches and discussions from the Conference on Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities. The conference was hosted and organized by the Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Presentation: For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit http://povgov.stanford.eduand follow #PovGov on Twitter.


Ignacio Cano, Lethal Violence in Rio de Janeiro