#149B Security and United States-Latin American Relations in the 1980s: The Extra-Continental Dimension
The Electronic Update on the Americas series, a new initiative launched by the Latin American Program, provides easier access to timely information about issues related to Latin America. The new e-Update bulletins will be available to a wider audience, will be disseminated more quickly, and will be accessible in the future via the Latin American Program website. View our first bulletin in our Publications section.
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]
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.
This publication examines the lack of a common definition of security and addresses the division of labor between the armed forces and the national police corps in small- and medium-sized countries.
Latin American Program in the News: Dr. Cynthia Arnson Talks about Social Change and Crime Rate Trends in Latin America
Cynthia Arnson's interview on "Americas Now" on crime rate trends in Latin America and reasons behind the decrease in crime in some countries.
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.
Is democracy in Latin America in trouble, as many now argue? Or is the increasingly overt political participation of both "average" and marginalized citizens evidence to the contrary? This important collection focuses on citizenship to shed light on the dynamics and obstacles that the region's democracy's now face. Published by Lynne Rienner Publishers.