President Chavez, after 14 years in office, seeks reelection in the elections to be held in Venezuela on October 7. The authors report what conditions are like for the upcoming election. [SPANISH]
The Latin American Program is pleased to announce the release of its latest publication, "Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy, and the State."
Citizen insecurity poses a rising challenge to democratic governance and the exercise of citizenship throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Homicide rates are among the highest in the world and citizens throughout the region cite crime, followed by unemployment, as the dominant concern of daily life. Transnational organized crime, including but not limited to narco-trafficking, exacerbates levels of violence, compromises state institutions, and undermines democratic quality and the rule of law.
This bulletin presents a summary of a session held in Buenos Aires in June 2005 in which Minister of Defense José B. Pampuro and other diplomats and officials discussed security sector reform in the Southern Cone and Mercosur. (in Spanish)
Latin American Program in the News: New surgery for Venezuela’s Chavez throws election scenario into turmoil
Chavez delicate health condition may help the opposition in this year's presidential elections in Venezuela.
Latin American Program in the News: Julieta Castellanos Receives International Women of Courage Award in Washington
This article highlighted an award ceremony in which Associate Director, Eric Olson, participated and proudly represented the Latin American Program.