Crime

Seminario sobre las políticas de seguridad ciudadana de Latinoamérica

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Wilson Center cuestiona impacto iniciativa de seguridad

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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?

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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.

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

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US Security Initiative Faces Political Obstacles in Northern Triangle

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A report by the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC evaluated the impact of the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) -- a US assistance program aimed at strengthening security apparatuses and lowering crime rates in Central America -- in the "Northern Triangle" region (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras)…

Jane Harman Discusses the Eric Garner Case and Failed Attempt to Rescue Luke Sommers

Jane Harman appeared on Fox News Sunday as part of two panel discussions: one on race issues following the decision not to indict any officers in the death of Eric Garner, and another on the failed attempt to rescue American journalist Luke Somers.

 

Escuche aquí a Cynthia J. Arnson. Habla de las medidas de Obama sobre seguridad ciudadana en EE.UU.

RCN La Radio interviews Program Director Cynthia Arnson on President Obama’s citizen security measures.

This interview is in Spanish.

To listen to the interview, click here.

Mexico’s Missing Students: Growing Demands for Answers and Justice

It’s been two months since the arrest and disappearance of a group of Mexican students, and anger and demands for answers and justice continues to grow. What does this tragic situation tell us about security in Mexico? And has government and law enforcement, at all levels, responded effectively? These are just some of the questions addressed by Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood during this episode of NOW.

La propuesta de Fundesa para rescatar a Guatemala

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La estrategia de Giuliani fue replicada en al menos una veintena de ciudades estadounidenses, y en la Ciudad de México en 2003. La revista Proceso publicó que “Cuando Giuliani asesoró al gobierno de la ciudad [de México] el promedio anual de crímenes cometidos era de 24,368, según cifras oficiales. Diez años después, la tasa delictiva se redujo hasta 20 %, según el Consejo Ciudadano de Seguridad Pública”.

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