In this report, we first survey the causes for the rise of violent crime in Mexico, and the Northern Triangle of Central America. We then look at the US policy response to date. We conclude by offering a few suggestions on how the US policy response could be significantly improved in the short and medium term to respond better to the underlying challenges that the countries of the region are facing, problems in which our own country is deeply implicated.
This bulletin presents a summary, in Spanish, of a 2001 seminar to discuss citizen security and strategies for coordinated action between various sectors of society.
Latin American Program in the News: Crime organizado se beneficia de ligações com o poder público na AL
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón is quoted in this article about organized crime in Latin America. This article is in Portuguese.
This publication explores the significance of the implementation of the US-Peru free trade agreement for the Peruvian political economy. The work is a result of an August 29 and 30, 2008 conference in Lima, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin American Program and the Centro de Investigaciones de la Universidad del Pacífico.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will present awards to two exemplary citizens of Mexico for their strong commitment to the improvement of their community. Javier Bours, founder of Industrias Bachoco, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, and Alejandro Martí, founder of SOS México, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. The awards will be presented in a dinner ceremony to be held on November 15 in Mexico City.
Latin American Program in the News: "Presidential Elections in El Salvador and Costa Rica Are Headed for Runoffs"
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the recent presidential elections in El Salvador and Costa Rica.