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There's a new e-sheriff in town
There's a new e-sheriff in town
Andrés Actis

CHABAS — Residents in the small town of Chabás, northwest of Buenos Aires, recently put Internet chatting to good use, effectively using the free mobile texting application WhatsApp to police their neighborhood.

The "real time" neigborhood watch scheme achieved what more traditional methods — such as waiting for the Argentine police to arrive, for example — had not, namely curbing local muggings and property thefts. There has been significant media coverage about a recent rise in crime nationwide, and there is simultaneously fear of insecurity and police corruption.

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