Events

Latin American Program in the News: A day of tears after Chavez death in Venezuela

Cynthia Arnson said Maduro won't be able to harness "Chavismo" as Chavez did so successfully, but she expects him to win any upcoming presidential vote.

Mexico Institute in the News: A New Strategy on the Border

US Border Patrol implements new strategy to secure the border, even though there are critics against it.

Diplomacia Subregional: Cooperación y Seguridad en América del Sur

This bulletin presents a summary of a session held in Buenos Aires in June 2005 in which Minister of Defense José B. Pampuro and other diplomats and officials discussed security sector reform in the Southern Cone and Mercosur. (in Spanish)

Central America

The Latin American Program has long pursued an active agenda of scholarly research and public discussions on Central American politics, society, and foreign affairs. Over the past several years we have held numerous conferences, seminars, and round-tables, bringing together U.S. and Central American scholars and policymakers to engage in research and debate on issues of critical importance. The Latin America Program emphasizes the importance of drawing attention to developments in Central America as they unfold, and its work to date on Central America has focused on: 1) the effects of changing economic factors on citizens; 2) changing democratic conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras; and 3) citizen security. Latin America Program events and publications on Central America incorporate various perspectives and can be found below.

Democratic Deficits:Addressing Challenges to Sustainability and Consolidation Around the World

This book comparatively explores the obstacles countries face in sustaining and consolidating democratic systems. Topics include social services, poverty, and inequality, specific case studies, and how government policy and development practices improve the quality of life of citizens in democratic regimes.

Drug gang violence: Very bad things are happening in Honduras

This article on drug-related gang violence in Honduras and the region quotes Eric Olson.

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