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Housing Rehab for Consolidated Squatter Settlements in Latin America’s First Suburbs: Policy Approaches

Since the early 1980s upgrading and tenure regularization have been widely accepted policies to assist owner self-help housing construction in informal settlements that have come to make up between 20-60 percent of the built-up area of Latin American cities. Today many of these first suburbs are fully integrated into what is now the intermediate ring of the city. However, few researchers and even fewer policy makers have these consolidated settlements on their agenda.

Latin American Program in the News: BID presentará último estudio Desarrollo en las Américas en seminario

This article is available here (in Spanish).

Latin American Program in the News: New IDB book outlines need for tax reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean to further region’s development

The Bank's flagship study, "More than Revenue: Taxation as a Development Tool," says governments should renew efforts to modernize their tax systems

Latin America and the Caribbean have made great strides in boosting tax collection in recent years, but they need a new generation of fiscal and tax reform to reduce income inequality, cut evasion, boost productivity, strengthen local governments and preserve the region's natural resources, according to a new book from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Latin American Program in the News: Regional gov'ts urged to modernise tax system

A new study published in Washington, United States, is urging Latin American and Caribbean governments to renew efforts to modernise their tax system.

The study, done by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), suggests that while Latin America and the Caribbean have made great strides in boosting tax collection in recent years, they need a new generation of fiscal and tax reform to reduce income inequality, cut evasion, boost productivity, strengthen local governments and preserve the region's natural resources.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama da un vuelco comercial a su relación con América Latina

Las estadísticas demuestran que América Latina es un continente en crecimiento. La Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (Cepal) pronosticó una subida del Producto Interior Bruto del 3.5% en la región. México crecerá ese mismo porcentaje, impulsado por la economía estadounidense. De acuerdo con los analistas, EU podría participar en este crecimiento, con los nuevos pactos comerciales que surgen en la región, como la Alianza del Pacífico, que incluye a Chile, Perú, Colombia y México, y que pone su mirada en Asia, otro punto de crecimiento mundial.

Latin American Program in the News: What role will Latin America have in world affairs/global governance in the future?

Political and economic integration schemes have long been a staple of Latin American foreign policy. But changes in the regional and global economy since the early 2000s have created new incentives for the reform of global governance mechanisms to reflect the new constellations of political and economic power.

Latin American Program in the News: "Zar" antidrogas EEUU: Legalización drogas es una "distracción"

El "zar" antidrogas de Estados Unidos, Gil Kerlikowske, manifestó hoy que las afirmaciones acerca de que la legalización de las drogas acabaría con el crimen organizado no es más que una "falacia" que amenaza con "distraer" los esfuerzos para combatir a estos grupos violentos.
 
La Oficina de Política para el Control Nacional de Drogas que dirige Kerlikowske publicó la víspera su Estrategia Nacional para la Política de Drogas, que sigue apostando más por la prevención y el trato de la drogadicción como un problema de salud en vez de delictivo.
 

Latin American Program in the News: Propuesta de legalizar drogas es "distracción", dice zar antridrogas de EEUU

La propuesta de legalizar la droga como una vía para acabar con el crimen organizado es una "distracción", afirmó este jueves el zar antidrogas estadounidense, Richard Gil Kerlikowske, a una semana del viaje del presidente Barack Obama a México y Centroamérica.

"La sugerencia de que la legalización de la droga causará que el crimen organizado se disuelva es una falacia y una distracción de los esfuerzos continentales por desmantelar a los violentos grupos criminales transnacionales", afirmó Gil Kerlikowske.

Soviet Policy in the Caribbean Basin: The Grenada Case Study (1984)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #184, 1984. PDF 44 pages.

Soviet Policy in the Caribbean and Central America: Opportunities and Restraints (1984)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #183, 1984. PDF 21 pages.

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