New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - Colombia's Peace Processes: Multiple Negotiations, Multiple Actors
Efforts to bring Colombia's long-runninginternal armed conflict to an end throughpolitical negotiations continued to face majorobstacles in 2006. This document reviews the major events in the peace process between Colombia's three main paramilitary groups (the FARC, the ELN, and the AUC) and the Colombian government.
Cynthia Arnson appeared on NTN 24’s Zoom a la Noticia on October 4 to discuss the Presidential elections in Venezuela and the impact they could have on other countries in the region. The interview is in Spanish.
Goodman's paper discusses U.S. firearms trafficking to Mexico as well as the lesser known phenomenon of the illicit movement of U.S.-origin firearms to Guatemala.
Latin American Program in the News: Central American peace accord celebrates 25 years, but has it brought peace?
Twenty-five years have passed since the Esquipulas peace agreement signing, which ended political turmoil but did not lead to peaceful societies.
This paper uses Mexico as a case for exploring the introduction of education reform in a hostile political environment.
Experts who took part in a June 2000 discussion reveal that countries in the Andean region suffer from deep problems of governance: crisis of citizenship, reflected in widespread apathy and low levels of participation in the political process; the decline of political parties; corruption and a lack of accountability of civilian as well as military elites; weak institutions; and the military's involvement in politics.
The United States is greatly affected by Mexico and its economy, and Mexico's economy has been improving for many reasons.