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One Goal, Two Struggles: Confronting Crime and Violence in Mexico and Colombia

In this publication international experts address the utility of comparing Colombia and Mexico’s experiences and strategy for combatting organized crime and violence more generally.

Latin American Program in the News: Fresh cancer scare for Venezuela President Hugo Chavez as illness prompts new fears over re-election bid

Director Cynthia Arnson said the new surgery seriously complicates Chavez's re-election prospects. She said: 'It's now clear that Chavez's cancer is far from cured. Chavez's illness - his ability to campaign as well as to govern - is a major factor in the race. It erodes the aura of invincibility as well as inevitability that Chavez has always tried to create.'

La Construcción de la Seguridad Democrática en el Caribe

This bulletin presents a summary of a workshop held in the Dominican Republic on August 2, 2005 to discuss institutional reforms of security forces in the Caribbean.

Latin American Program in the News: New Push at OAS to Alter Anti-Drug Approach

Cynthia Arnson commented on drug policy and U.S.-Latin America relationship in this article. “The message has been sent that the hemisphere wants to look at alternative approaches and wants the United States to be part of that discussion,” stated Arnson.

Peruzzotti, E., "Media Scandals And Societal Accountability", in Enforcing The Rule Of Law. The Politics Of Social Accountability In The New Latin American Democracies, Peruzzotti and Smulovitz (eds), Pittsburgh University Press, Forthcoming.

The prominence that political scandals are gaining in contemporary democracies has generated an important debate about the role and consequences of media scandals on politics. The aim of this article is to contribute to that ongoing debate by analyzing the link between media scandals and accountability.

Seguridad y Defensa en America del Norte: Nuevos dilemas geopolíticos

The book's authors collaborate to put forth an analysis of North American national defense policies and their implications on transnational and border security. Issues of migration and organized crime are touched upon, providing readers with an greater, in-depth understanding of security problems faced by the region as a whole.

Latin American Program in the News: Anti-US Accusations in Venezuela Seen as Campaign Rhetoric

Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the agglutinating effect of anti-American accusations coming out of Maduro's election campaign which, in her views, are being used to unite the chavista base.

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