6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prevention and Migration

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The Latin American Program and the World Bank held a discussion about the persistence of violence in Latin America and ways to prevent it, as well as how to address the instability and migration it causes.  A recent study by the World Bank entitled, “Stop the Violence in Latin America: A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood” (also available in Spanish) examines the nature, diversity, and complexity of violence in Latin America, and reviews ideas for reducing and preventing it. Our panelists discussed the findings of the report and how countries can help define policy approaches to dealing with the problems of widespread violence.

Co-sponsored by the Latin American Program and the World Bank.

A man stands at a podium
Jorge Familiar of the World Bank introduces the discussion.


Five people stand in a line.
The moderator and panelists pose after the event.

Photo Credit: Juan Carlos Cruz / ProcesoFoto / Creative Commons



  • Jorge Familiar

    Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank




  • Rodrigo Guerrero

    Mayor of Cali, Colombia
  • Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Eric L. Olson

    Director of the Central America-D.C. Platform, Seattle International Foundation
  • Daniel Lederman

    Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank