Daniel Rico is quoted from the Latin American Program event "Drug Trafficking and Colombia’s Peace Process," which discussed the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana. This article is in Spanish.
While in recent decades Latin America as a region has made impressive gains in building state capacity and strengthening democracy, criminal networks have adapted to the forces of modernization and capitalized on the vulnerabilities of Latin American democracies by way of an extralegal system of relationships based on clientelism and corruption.
#255 The Development of Regions Experiencing High Levels of Out-Migration in Mexico: Analysis for Maximizing the Benefits of Migration for Sending Regions
Many Mexicans are weary of the sharp rise in violence that has accompanied Calderón's military-led strategy against drug traffickers. So why aren't presidential hopefuls offering alternatives?
This essay explores the dual "fault lines" in Latin American democracy that have contributed to the rise of new popular and leftist movements.