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Drug Policy and Democracy in Central America: A View from Guatemala

March 29, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Latin American Program
Secretary Fernando Carrera discussed recent proposals made by Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina regarding drug legalization.
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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.

Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan

January 10, 2012 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Journalist and author Fariba Nawa discussed her recently published book, Opium Nation, as well as the role of women in the drug trade in Afghanistan and within Afghan society during the war led by the United States.
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Is Rio's Tough Love Strategy Against Violence Working?

December 13, 2011 // 9:00am11:30am
Brazil Institute
A conference to examine the effects of the Rio de Janeiro Pacifying Police Units (UPPs).
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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.
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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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Obama Administration Relations with Central America: A Conversation with Seven U.S. Ambassadors

February 01, 2011 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
The ambassadors discuss U.S. policy priorities in Central America, including issues of organized crime, democratic governance, and trade.
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Organized Crime in Central America

December 14, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
Latin American Program
Panelists explore the specific, local dynamics of organized crime in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala and the transnational nature of the major criminal networks in the region.

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