Uruguay recorded eight homicides over the weekend

There were 41 murders during May, more than double compared to the same period in 2021.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend there were eight homicides in Uruguay, totaling 41 murders during May.

After two years (2018 and 2019) of very high homicide figures, Uruguay went through a decrease in these values in the last two years. The government attributed it to the new security policy and -after its approval- to the Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), which proposed major changes in security matters.

However, the reality in the country so far this year is different and shows a significant increase in homicides, especially so far in May. There were 41 cases, more than double compared . . .

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