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Latin American Program in the News: BID presentará último estudio Desarrollo en las Américas en seminario

This article references the launch of the IDB taxation study, "More than Revenue," hosted by the Wilson Center (in Spanish).

Los procesos de paz en Colombia

Efforts to bring Colombia's long-running internal armed conflict to an end through political negotiations continued to face major obstacles in 2006. This document reviews the major events in the peace process between Colombia's three main paramilitary groups (the FARC, the ELN, and the AUC) and the Colombian government.

Relaciones Bilaterales: Argentina-E.E.U.U.: Perspectiva Historica y Futuros Desafios

Este trabajo presenta una reseña de una conferencia destinada a analizar la conflictiva relación entre Estados Unidos y Argentina en un momento signado por el foco de la política exterior estadounidense en su "guerra contra el terrorismo".

Police Reform in Peru

This publication summarizes a conference held in 2002 called "Peruvian Police Reform in Light of International Experiences." Approximately 400 members of the Peruvian National Police attended to hear perspectives of citizen security from other social, cultural, and geographic vantage points.

Latin American Program in the News: Un país partido en dos

Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed about the recent Colombian elections. This interview is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Caracas: “A War Zone”

“Caracas is the most dangerous capital city in the world, more dangerous than Baghdad,” says Fellow Roberto Briceño Leon, who heads the Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia, a non-government watchdog that monitors crime in the country… Crime has also become more organized and lethal, Briceño Leon says. Chavez’s policies have also facilitated the increase. The president has taken over a number of local police forces, while weakening state governments, especially those whose leaders belong to the opposition.

Follow the Money: Drug Crime, Money Laundering, and Regional Security in Central America

Newly elected President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina promised a crackdown on crime and drug-related violence but faces rampant corruption and one of the lowest tax bases in the hemisphere. An exclusive interview with former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein about the challenges ahead for his country and its President.

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