Crime

Addressing the Concerns of the Oil Industry: Security Challenges in Northeastern Mexico and Government Responses

The December 2013 Constitutional Reform and August 2014 secondary legislation to permit private investment in Mexico’s oil and gas sector represents significant opportunities for private oil and gas companies. While overall geopolitical risk landscape in Mexico is low, cartel-related violence and other criminal activities continue to draw concern from international oil companies and other foreign investors.

Time to Reinvigorate the U.S.-Mexico Security Relationship

What a difference a year makes. 12 months ago, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was the darling of international observers, having negotiated a landmark energy reform through the nation's Congress, capping off an extraordinary year of constitutional (and other) reforms. Although economic growth had been sluggish, it was expected that it would take off with higher government spending, increased consumer confidence and renewed export growth to the United States.

Seminario sobre las políticas de seguridad ciudadana de Latinoamérica

[…]

Se destacó en el Seminario Internacional de Seguridad Ciudadana “Los desafíos para políticas efectivas”, la presencia de la directora del Programa Latinoamericano de Woodrow Wilson Center, Cynthia Arnson. También fue importante el aporte del director de Desarrollo Institucional de CAF, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, Christian Asinelli.

State Department official: Real improvement in regional security requires ‘new approach’

[...]

Palmieri was one of several officials to address the Dec. 11 seminar, titled “Central America’s Security Challenges: Has U.S. Assistance Helped or Hindered?”

The event – sponsored by the Washington-based Wilson Center – focused on CARSI, a U.S. taxpayer-funded program that since 2008 has spent $642 million to combat crime, gang violence and drug trafficking throughout the region.

[...]

Seminario sobre las políticas de seguridad ciudadana de Latinoamérica

[...]

Wilson Center cuestiona impacto iniciativa de seguridad

 […]

El centro se ha tomado un año de investigación para  revisar ampliamente la principal estrategia de seguridad del gobierno estadounidense en la región centroamericana, la cual depende del programa del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos y que desde 2008 ha invertido $642 millones en  Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y Panamá…

Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?

[...]

Equizábal was one of nine speakers who participated in a Dec. 11 conference on Central America’s security challenges. The first half of last Thursday’s event – sponsored by the Washington-based Wilson Center – focused on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), a U.S. taxpayer-funded program that since 2008 has spent $642 million to combat crime, gang violence and drug trafficking throughout the region.

The FARC and Colombia's Illegal Drug Trade

The crisis of Colombia’s peace process occasioned by the FARC kidnapping of General Rubén Darío Alzate appears to be drawing to an end, with numerous reports indicating his release is imminent.

The FARC’s action exposed once again the deep polarization within Colombia over the peace talks and the profound distrust of the FARC by nearly all sectors of public opinion.

Estudio Wilson Center recomienda priorizar recursos contra la violencia por zonas C.A.

[...]

Tras más de un año de investigación, el Wilson Center ha presentado su estudio sobre la violencia en Centroamérica.

[...]

To read the full article, click here.

Pages