Nicaragua: a peaceful place

Why is Nicaragua such a surprising safe haven from crime when Central America is a choke point on the drugs trail?

Aminta Granera, a former nun and current director of the National Police of Nicaragua, runs a grass-roots organization where police officers are aided by thousands of volunteers — students, former gang members, victims of violence, and others.

Read more in a 2012 article in The Economist.  See how Nicaragua fares on the Global Peace Index interactive map.