The Woodrow Wilson Center selects Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the winner of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
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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.
Mexico has many advantages to help its economic relationship with the United States. As the countries cooperate economically, the United States will see many benefits.