Paying For Crime: A Review of the Relationships Between Insecurity and Development in Mexico and Central America
Given the consequences that insecurity and crime have for Mexico and Central America, the governments of the region must work to devise and implement policies that address the links between crime rates and development, citizens' lack of trust in institutions, and the high economic toll of insecurity overall.
This article on growing protests in support of striking farmers in Colombia quotes Latin American Program Director, Cynthia Arnson.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon arrives in La Habana for his first official visit to Cuba. The visit comes just eight months before Calderon’s term concludes, despite a lengthy list of pending bilateral issues for the two countries.
Lead Article: El Salvador Ten Years After the Peace Accords
This publication explores the social policies of President Tabaré Vázquez' leftist Frente Amplio-Nueva Mayoría administration. This bulletin specifically examines measures on tax reform, welfare, national healthcare, wage boards, and education.
Directors Cynthia Arnson and Duncan Wood are quoted in an article about US-Latin American economic relations, following President Obama's recent trip to the region. (in Spanish)