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Drug Trafficking and Colombia’s Peace Process

May 13, 2014 // 9:00am12:30pm
Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are continuing in Havana, focused now on the issue of a "solution to the problem of illicit drugs." The formal agenda for the negotiations includes crop substitution, participatory rural development, and more broadly, a "solution to the phenomenon of the production and commercialization of narcotics." If an agreement is reached, how will the dynamic of drug trafficking in Colombia change in the post-conflict era?
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Land Restitution, Gender Equity, and Rural Development in Colombia

May 09, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Colombia’s 2011 Victims and Land Restitution Law is an historic piece of legislation that seeks to redress victims of forced displacement in rural areas and formalize land rights for those who want to return to their properties. As a mechanism of transitional justice, the Law places the victims of conflict at the center of state activity. It also provides a series of positive measures to address the historic and conflict-related discrimination that women victims have experienced when attempting to reclaim their land. Does the Law accomplish these goals and secure gender-equitable property rights for victims of violence?

Innovation in Urban Infrastructure Financing in Latin America

May 06, 2014 // 10:00am12:30pm
A panel of experts will speak about innovative approaches to urban infrastructure financing in Latin America.
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Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century: Update Venezuela

April 11, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
About the nature of populism in Latin America and its most recent radical manifestations.
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Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti

April 04, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
A discussion of a new paper titled ‘Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti’.
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Citizen Security in Brazil: Progress and Challenges

March 28, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
This event explored recent efforts to promote citizen security in Brazil’s urban areas, including the attempts to build more peaceful communities from the ground up.
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Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources

March 21, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
The Latin American Program hosted a discussion of Patricia I. Vásquez's new book, "Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources," which examines oil-related local conflicts in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
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Education, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Americas

March 13, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
In connection with the State Department’s Western Hemisphere Chief of Missions meeting, we were pleased to host a discussion with four U.S. ambassadors in the region on the central challenges to human capital formation and to taking the most advantage of globalization.

Ground Truth Briefing: Venezuela Protests: How Big the Crisis?

March 05, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
In this Ground Truth Briefing, three prominent experts on the ground in Venezuela will discuss the unfolding crisis.
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Social Gains in the Balance: A Challenge for Fiscal Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 25, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
The Latin American Program, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion of the region's recent gains in reducing poverty and inequality.

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