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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.


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US Security Initiative Faces Political Obstacles in Northern Triangle


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.

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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


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”.

Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope on Mexico’s drug cartels and ongoing violence

" For years, violent drug cartels have terrorized large parts of Mexico. Armed with sophisticated weapons, they are engaged in major drug trafficking and other illegal activities. It's estimated that more than 80,000 people have been killed since Mexico launched a war on the cartels in 2006 and thousands more have been kidnapped, some have even been beheaded. Amid all the violence, Mexico has also faced allegations of government and police corruptions. Journalists who have dared to cover these issues are often murdered."

Ground Truth Briefing: Missing Students: How Mexico Has Been Tested

In September 2014, a group of students from a teachers college in the Mexican state of Guerrero travelled to Iguala to protest discriminatory hiring practices. On the way to the protest, police intercepted the group, clashing with the students. As a result, 6 people were killed and 43 students disappeared. During the search, multiple mass graves have been found and none of the bodies belong to the missing students.

What’s Behind the Hostility Toward Women in Iran

Why are Iranian hard-liners once again setting their sights on women? Some 2,000 Iranian women and men demonstrated last week  in the city of Isfahan, and others gathered before the parliament building in Tehran, to protest a series of acid attacks on women and to demand government action.

Plan Tamaulipas: A New Security Strategy for a Troubled State

Recognizing that the situation in Tamaulipas had reached crisis level, in May, 2014, Mexico's top security officials met with their state level counterparts in Tamaulipas to unveil a new security strategy. At the heart of the conflict between the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, Tamaulipas suffers from high rates of violent crime, including the nation's highest for kidnapping, large-scale cases of migrant abuse and extremely weak state and local level law enforcement institutions and governance.