By James F. Miskel
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Nigeria’s national and municipal governmental structures have consistently proven unable to deliver public services or to ensure public safety to the current urban population. The United States Agency for International Development’s 2002 profile of cities in Nigeria indicated that Lagos and other large cities within the country are “very dangerous,” particularly at night. Obviously, rampant high rates of crime are indicative of inadequate public safety services. 3 In 2002 this translated to more than 9 million Nigerians without reliable water and more than 7 million without sewage control.
They do, but our intent is only to point out that in a curious way, insurgencies benefit from being simultaneously far from the central government and close to international organizations and international media. Terrorist organizations, particularly ideologically driven groups with real or potential sympathizers in other countries, obviously understand the value of this “far-close” proposition. If the al-Qaeda leadership is, as is widely suspected, located in the outback of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, it is far enough from Kabul and Islamabad and close enough to Al Jazeera and other media outlets.
Despite its Pockets of Darkness 21 unsavory reputation, Ciudad del Este has the second largest population of any city in Paraguay. With a population of 200,000, Ciudad del Este is not, strictly speaking, rural, nor is it without modern industries. The city hosts more than 50 banks, which testifies more to the volume of money laundering and the sheltering of illicit gains than to the value of the city’s legitimate commerce or the financial acumen of its citizens. Ciudad del Este is the hub of a rural area that is remote from the urban centers of Brazil and Argentina, and the border controls in the area for all three states have traditionally been lax.