Latin America News

Political Demography at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Apr 05, 2012
Jack Goldstone, Richard Cincotta, Jennifer Sciubba, and Geoff Dabelko spoke at the Monterey Institute for International Studies on key developments in political demography.

Latin American Program in the News: Caracas: “A War Zone”

Apr 03, 2012
“Caracas is the most dangerous capital city in the world, more dangerous than Baghdad,” says Fellow Roberto Briceño Leon, who heads the Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia, a non-government watchdog that monitors crime in the country… Crime has also become more organized and lethal, Briceño Leon says. Chavez’s policies have also facilitated the increase. The president has taken over a number of local police forces, while weakening state governments, especially those whose leaders belong to the opposition.

Transnational Crime: The Americas’ Leading Security Threat

Mar 29, 2012
Aiding regional governments with intelligence and training, air and sea patrols, and guiding the interagency process are essential to beating organized crime. SOUTHCOM Commander Douglas M. Fraser discusses strategies to dismantle extortion, kidnapping, and drug-running bands.

Mexico Institute in the News: The Politics of Exports and Jobs

Mar 29, 2012
Rick Santorum proposes negotiating several free trade agreements in the first year of Presidency, even though he was against the NAFTA back in 1993.

Mexico Institute in the News: Phone Tapping Scandal Envelops Mexican Ruling Party Candidate

Mar 27, 2012
Josefina Vazquez Mota is defensive after a recording was leaked of supposedly her accusing the government of recording her.

Mexico Institute in the News: The North American Security Perimeter: The North American Leaders Summit and Reviving Trilateral Integration

Mar 27, 2012
What the upcoming North American Leaders Summit will mean for the United States' relationship with Canada and Mexico.

Mexico Institute in the News: Texas’ Economic Trailblazing with Mexico

Mar 27, 2012
Texas's economy is growing faster than the rest of the country because of its growing trade with Mexico.
Matias Spektor Chairs Brazil-Argentina Nuclear History Conference

NPIHP Partner Hosts Conference on Brazil's and Argentina's Nuclear History

Mar 26, 2012
NPIHP partners at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) recently hosted a critical oral history conference on the Brazilian and Argentine nuclear programs. The conference discussions suggest that scholars may need to re-evaluate the standard historical narrative which portrays Brazil and Argentina as nuclear rivals who became partners following the end of military rule in both countries.

Mexico Institute in the News: Despite Calls for Fencing-In the Border, U.S. Sticks with Surveillance and Comms on Southwest Borders

Mar 22, 2012
The U.S. continues with an border security approach that does not include building a physical wall.

Mexico Institute in the News: How Mexico Creates American Jobs

Mar 21, 2012
Mexico has many advantages to help its economic relationship with the United States. As the countries cooperate economically, the United States will see many benefits.

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