Central America Events

Webcast

Common Crime and Organized Crime in Latin American Cities: Commonalities and Differences

May 19, 2010 // 8:30am3:15pm
Latin American Program
A conference to deepen the understanding of the connection between existing levels of common crime and the growing presence of organized crime in the region.
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A Discussion of the Future of the OAS With Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

May 11, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
José Miguel Insulza of the OAS addressed the significance the Organization holds today, what topics it should address, and what reforms could be undertaken.

Central America and the Dominican Republic: Evaluating the First Years of Implementation of the DR-CAFTA

April 22, 2010 // 10:00am4:15pm
Latin American Program
Experts examine the evolution of the DR-CAFTA agreement and how it has transformed the economic, political, and social environment in the region.
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Latin America After the Crisis: The Social and Political Agenda for Recovery

April 19, 2010 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
This seminar explores the political and social factors that help explain how Latin America emerged from the 2008 global economic crisis as strongly as it did.

Municipal Strategies of Crime Prevention

December 10, 2009 // 7:45am2:30pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program held a conference to discuss municipal-level efforts to improve citizen security, reduce violent crime, and engage citizens and invigorate civil society participation.
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Governance and Democratic Politics in Honduras

December 08, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
The event sought to examine the status of democratic governance in Honduras in light of the June 28 coup d'état, November presidential elections, and prospects for reconciliation in the post-electoral period.
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The Prevention of Youth Violence in Latin America: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges

October 27, 2009 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
Citizens throughout Latin America cited crime as the most important problem facing their countries. This has risen over the last decade.
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Poverty, Inequality, and the "New Left" in Latin America

July 21, 2009 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
Economist Nora Lustig presented research done by the Wilson Center that examines trends in poverty reduction by left as well as non-left governments in Latin America.

A New Trade Policy for the United States: Lessons from Latin America

March 27, 2009 // 8:30am12:30pm
Latin American Program
A group of experts – former trade negotiators, analysts and scholars – discussed how Latin America's experience in negotiating and implement FTAs can inform a new U.S. trade policy.

Offsite event: Regional and Public Security Challenges in Central America

February 12, 2009 // 8:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
The conference featured leading experts on topics such as Plan Merida, public security, crime and violence in Central America.

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