Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson discusses Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ first public event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Over the course of more than a generation of vibrant and mostly uninterrupted electoral democracy, Latin American governments have done almost nothing to address the region's extreme levels of inequality. On the spending side, what little has been done has been quite innovative, and this has brought new attention to redistribution through programs such as conditional cash transfers and universal noncontributory pensions. This book,which represents the culmination of LAP's three-year project on the politics of progressive taxation in Latin America, investigates how progressive tax reforms take place and emphasizes factors that are within the control of policymakers.
Este artículo se propone identificar los principales impactos de la aplicación de las leyes de drogas en el accionar policial. El texto señala cuatro efectos asociados: 1) La represión enfocada en los delitos menores y los eslabones más débiles de la cadena; 2) Patrones de detención frecuentemente basados en estereotipos que recaen sobre las poblaciones más vulnerables; 3) Corrupción y penetración del crimen organizado; y 4) Uso desmedido de la fuerza y violaciones a los Derechos Humanos.
Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century focuses on the benefits and trade-offs for Latin America’s long-term development goals of the growing density of ties with the Asia-Pacific region. It includes regional overviews and case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The book also explores what a Latin American strategy of “globalization as Asianization” means for the United States, and how integration schemes such as the Pacific Alliance and the Trans-Pacific Partnership can potentially strengthen economic, security, and geopolitical arrangements that sustain a liberal trading order.