Special Reports

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Cuban Monetary Policy: Response to the Global Crisis

Pavel Vidal Alejandro
This article analyzes the transmission mechanisms of the global crisis on variables that pertain to Cuban monetary policy.

Cuban Agriculture and Necessary Transformations

Dr. Armando Nova González
This publication examines the importance of the agricultural sector in the Cuban economy and the need for a more efficient model for analyzing agricultural and livestock production. It further suggests some measures for addressing the urgent need of reform in the agricultural sector.

La "nueva izquierda " en America Latina: Derechos humanos, participacion politica, y sociedad civil

Cynthia J. Arnson, Ariel Armony, Enrique Peruzzotti, Catalina Smulovitz, Gaston Chillier, and Giselle Cohen
This book explores the phenomenon of leftist governments in Latin America from the perspective of human rights and civic participation. Topics include accountability for past violations, new challenges in promoting human rights, political participation and civil state society, and social politics and civil society.

The External Sector of the Cuban Economy

Dr. Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva
This document examines the current state of Cuba's foreign trade, the development of international tourism, and Cuba's foreign investments and external finances.

The 'New Left' and Democratic Governance in Latin America

Cynthia J. Arnson and José Raúl Perales
Based on presentations at a November 2006 workshop, this publication explores political trends and policy outcomes in eight countries and aims to understand why so many governments of the Left have come to power in Latin America at this moment in history and explores the impact of specific policies in the areas of social welfare, citizen participation, human rights, and foreign relations.

Los procesos de paz en Colombia

Cynthia J. Arnson, Jaime Bermúdez, Padre Darío Echeverri, David E. Henifin, Alfredo Rangel Suárez, and León Valencia
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.

Latin America Special Report: Colombia's Peace Processes

Cynthia J. Arnson, Jaime Bermúdez, Padre Darío Echeverri, David E. Henifin, Alfredo Rangel Suárez, and León Valencia
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.

Latin America and the United States: The Future of the Relationship

Cynthia J. Arnson, Carolyn M. Gretzinger, and Dolia Estévez
This report explores key issues in the U.S.-Latin American relationship in the context of recent political and economic changes in the region. It is based on a conference cosponsored by the Latin American Program of the Wilson Center, the Council of the Americas, and the Council of American Ambassadors.

Participación ciudadana y percepción de inseguridad en América Latina

Jessica Varat and Allison Garland
Este trabajo presenta un conjunto de proyectos de investigación e intervención en el terreno orientados al análisis de la influencia de la participación ciudadana en las políticas de seguridad pública.

The Peace Process in Colombia with the ELN: The Role of Mexico

The Mexican facilitator in the ELN peace talks, Ambassador Andrés Valencia, spoke at an off-the-record session at the Woodrow Wilson Center on June 21, 2005. The document that follows was authorized and cleared by Mexican authorities; it constitutes Ambassador Valencia's first-hand account of the attempt to arrange a meeting on Mexican soil between ELN military leaders and the Mexican facilitating team, an attempt that, after many months, ended in failure.

The Role of the Media in the Consolidation of Democracy

This report summarizes a November 2004 conference co-sponsored by the Organization of American States that discussed the role the media plays in the consolidation of democracy.

The Social and Economic Dimensions of Conflict and Peace in Colombia

Cynthia J. Arnson
Three experts share their views on reports from the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program and discuss the humanitarian toll of the conflict in Colombia.

Prevention and Response to Urban Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tamara Taraciuk
This report summarizes an April 2003 conference that sought to identify international trends related to the prevention of violence and the promotion of public safety.

La Prevención y Respuesta al Crimen Urbano y a la Violencia en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

Tamara Taraciuk
Este trabajo presenta una reseña de una conferencia de 2003 con el fin de establecer cuál es la tendencia internacional en materia de prevención de la violencia y promoción de la seguridad ciudadana.

Políticas de Defensa: Desafíos Externos y Restricciones Internas

Tamara Taraciuk
This report provides a summary of a conference held in Buenos Aires on September 26, 2002 which discussed possible courses of action for implementing policy that favors legality, constitutionality, respect for human rights, and respect for democracy.

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