Events

Latin American Program in the News: Guerrilla Leader's Rise To Power In El Salvador Not Expected To Alter Relations With U.S.

Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the relationship between El Salvador and the U.S. in this article about the new El Salvadoran President and the alterations to U.S.-Salvadoran relations that his ascension may cause.

2004 Interim Report available for download.

This report summarizes the activities, publications, scholars, and contributors of the program for the last five years.

Honduras Election: What to Do When Two Candidates Declare Victory?

The tight, highly contested election is a reflection of a country that is still divided four years after Ms. Castro’s husband, former President Manuel Zelaya, was ousted in a military coup.

Citizen Security

Citizen insecurity poses a rising challenge to democratic governance and the exercise of citizenship throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Transnational organized crime, gang violence, drug production and trafficking, and other sources of insecurity continue to threaten the quality of democracy and rule of law in the region.

Crime, Violence, and Security in the Caribbean

Summary of an event held on October 30, 2007. A group of specialists and practitioners gathered to reflect on how crime and violence in the Caribbean have typically been addressed, and to discuss ways in which to devise and implement new approaches to problems of social cohesion, urban crime, and insecurity.

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.

Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy and the State

This volume offers timely discussion of the responses of the major actors in Latin America and the world to the threats violence and crime pose. The book focuses on citizen security from a variety of perspectives, examining case studies and offering policy recommendations based on the foregoing analyses.

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