Citizen Security

Citizen insecurity poses a rising challenge to democratic governance and the exercise of citizenship throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Transnational organized crime, gang violence, drug production and trafficking, and other sources of insecurity continue to threaten the quality of democracy and rule of law in the region.

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Por qué Hugo Chávez ganó la reelección en 2012?

Speaking in January on Chavez's 2012 re-election and U.S.-Venezuela relations

Una guía para América latina

An article in La Nación by Tomás Eloy Martínez featuring the Latin American Program.

Brasil en América del Sur: ¿liderazgo o hegemonía?

This bulletin presents a summary of a meeting held on November 27, 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss Brazil's changing role in South America. This publication is only available in Spanish.

Paying For Crime: A Review of the Relationships Between Insecurity and Development in Mexico and Central America

Given the consequences that insecurity and crime have for Mexico and Central America, the governments of the region must work to devise and implement policies that address the links between crime rates and development, citizens' lack of trust in institutions, and the high economic toll of insecurity overall.

Latin American Program in the News: "Narcotráfico: América Latina dejó de tener 'países de tránsito'"

This article about changing patterns of drug trafficking quotes Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón. This article is in Spanish.



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