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A few years back, when I interviewed a former Argentine official who had been brought in during the mid-1990s to clean house in the notoriously corrupt and violent police department of Buenos Aires province, he spoke of the force’s staunch resistance to his anticorruption measures. Shots were fired into his home. His office was put under surveillance. At a police gathering, his picture was affixed to a doll, and “one by one, the officers would pass by the doll and urinate on it.”


Gonzalez, Yanilda. "The Swinging Pendulum of Police Reform in the Americas." Current History. November 1, 2019.