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Police Reform in Latin America: Observations & Recommendations

This paper examines reforms in police organizations in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez vs. Capriles: Stark choice for Venezuela's independent voters

Roberto Briceño-Leon, a professor at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., says he sees these independents as a third, distinct electoral group, spanning all social sectors. Among the poor, who traditionally have supported Chávez, nonaligned voters outnumber either Chávez or opposition supporters, his survey found.

The Political Economy of Uruguayan International Insertion

This report explores policy choices and constraints Uruguay's policy makers are confronting. Policy options such as a free trade agreement with the United States, reforms to the MERCOSUR customs union, and other trade alternatives are debated. In addition, experts analyze consequences of Uruguayan trade policy choices.

Latin American Program in the News: What did Chavez leave for Maduro

This article mentioned the Cynthia Arnson’s piece on Venezuela published on PBS. “The economy in Venezuela cannot afford anymore the government working as in the Chavez period. Maduro needs to make adjustments in economic policies, especially improving the productive efficiency in the Department of Petroleum,” starts the article in Chinese. (In Chinese)

Eric Olson Testified Before the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border

In the Wake of War: Democratization and Internal Armed Conflict in Latin America

Examining the cases of Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, the contributors to this timely edited volume explore how societies undergoing democratization in the aftermath of civil war can become mired in violent crime, poor governance, and illiberal political cultures.

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