This summary was written by Christine Zaino, Program Associate, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center and Program Director Cynthia Arnson. It is based on the report, "Seguridad y Populismo Punitivo en América Latina: Lecciones Corroboradas, Constataciones Novedosas y Temas Emergentes," by Latin American Program consultants Carlos Basombrío and Lucía Dammert.
Margarita López Maya elaborated on the quasi-religious aura that has engulfed Chávez's cult of personhood, which has the potential to circumvent constitutional restraints and legitimate extralegal measures.
This article explores the new debate on drugs and the role of narcotrafficking in the negotiations with the FARC. Wilson Center Expert and Global Fellow, Juan Carlos Garzón, discusses the changing debate that happened in the U.S. and elsewhere. This article is in Spanish.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad is to visit several Latin American countries.