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

Date & Time

Feb. 7, 2017
9:00am – 11:00am ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Video en español

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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.

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Photo Credit: Juan Carlos Cruz / ProcesoFoto / Creative Commons

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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