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Carlos Basombrío

Global Fellow
Latin American Program

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Latin America
Former Vice Minister of the Interior, Peru; Columnist, Perú21
Sep 01, 2013
Sep 30, 2015

Carlos Basombrío is a Peruvian sociologist and journalist. He works as an independent researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international organizations. He writes a bi-weekly column at “Peru.21”, a Peruvian leading newspaper. He is the consulting director of the of the Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program citizens security project.  He is the author of several books and essays on human rights, democracy, civil military relations, police reform and citizens security

He has been a member of the Instituto de Defensa Legal (1986- 2001) one of the most important Peruvian NGO and served three times as its general director.  He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center (1994-1995).

From 2001 and 2004 he served in the Ministry of Interior in several positions: Vice Minister, Chief of Cabinet of the Minister, coordinator of the Police Reform Commission and member of the Police Modernization Commission.

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