Central America Events

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Fighting Transnational Organized Crime

March 23, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
General Douglas Fraser discusses international efforts to tackle the complex challenge of organized crime and restore citizen security in Central and South America.
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Two Decades after El Salvador’s Peace Accords: Current Challenges

January 30, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Latin American Program
In the twenty years since the signing of the Peace Accords, El Salvador has made impressive progress in expanding political and media freedoms, reforming the military and security forces, lowering rates of poverty and inequality, improving respect for human rights, and reforming electoral institutions. Today, however, El Salvador faces unprecedented security and economic challenges. An upsurge in transnational crime, including narcotics, weapons, and human trafficking, has intersected with longstanding problems of gang violence such that El Salvador suffers one of the highest homicide rates in the world. El Salvador’s economy continues to struggle amidst the global recession and weak economic recovery in the United States, the country’s largest export market.
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Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications in Regional Security

November 09, 2011 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
The Red Centroamericana de Pensamientos e Incidencia discussed their recently published paper, “Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications for Regional Security.”
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Criminal Organizations and Illicit Trafficking within Guatemala’s Border Communities

November 03, 2011 // 8:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
The authors of a new CNA study on the effects of criminal organizations and illicit trafficking on Guatemala’s border communities discussed theirs findings together with others.

A Conversation with H.E. Porfirio Lobo Sosa President of the Republic of Honduras

October 05, 2011 // 12:45pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
A private, off-the-record exchange with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa was hosted by the Latin America Program. The President addressed questions of governance, security, and U.S.-Honduran relations.
René Mauricio Valdés, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
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Guatemala: A Post-Elections Assessment and Future Challenges

September 16, 2011 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
A distinguished panel of experts will join us to discuss the primary electoral results as well as the country’s major security, political, and economic challenges.
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Previewing the OAS General Assembly: Citizen Security in the Americas

May 16, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
Public security officials from throughout the hemisphere will preview issues to be discussed at the General Assembly.
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A Conversation with H.E. Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama

April 29, 2011 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Latin American Program
President Martinelli discusses US-Panama relations, overall economic conditions, and democratic stability.
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Crime and Violence in Central America

April 07, 2011 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
Participants from the World Bank present the findings of the Bank's new landmark report Crime and Violence in Central America, followed by comments by distinguished practitioners and researchers from the region.
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A Forum on President Obama's Trip to Latin America

March 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s trip in March 2011 to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador, the Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with two of the principle architects of U.S. policy in the region.

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