Latin America Publications
Four essays present perspectives on the ideas behind smart cities from New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing.
The report examines the public health, social development and citizen security impacts of retail drug markets in major urban areas in the Americas and how traditional law enforcement approaches have altered and, at times, exacerbated the security situation.
An update on the activities of the Latin American Program, Brazil Institute, and Mexico Institute from May 2013-May2014
Return to Sender: The Moral Economy of Peru’s Migrant Remittances is an anthropological account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that means for themselves and for their home communities.
With the March 11, 2014, inauguration of Michele Bachelet to a second, non-consecutive presidential term, Chile may be on track to enact its most significant tax reform in decades.
Progresividad y eficacia del gasto público en México: Precondición para una política recaudatoria efectivaMar 25, 2014
This paper explores ways in which Mexico can make fiscal policy more progressive and effective. (SPANISH)
The newsletter of the Latin American Program, Brazil Institute, and Mexico Institute
In this publication international experts address the utility of comparing Colombia and Mexico’s experiences and strategy for combatting organized crime and violence more generally.
Education in the Wake of Natural Disaster examines the successes and challenges of education reform in Haiti, before and after the earthquake that devastated the nation in 2010. Using two examples of success in systems impacted by natural disasters: post-earthquake Chile and post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans; Paul Vallas and Tressa Pankovits explore how lessons learned could be adapted and emulated in a country like Haiti that is desperate for reform, with over 50 percent of its population under the age of 18.
Innovation in Urban Development outlines new ideas for coping with rapid urban growth in three key policy areas: incremental housing approaches, big data for smarter urban development, and gender and urban development.