Mexican Security and Defense Doctrines: From the 19th to the 21st Centuries

This paper explores the role of the armed forces in Mexico from the 19th century through the 21st century and looks at issues of national security as obstacles to democratization.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan rival challenges Hugo Chavez to debate

Jennifer McCoy discuss the possible scenarios after the Venezuelan elections in a forum organized by the Latin American Program.

Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru

This book provides a historical view of Peruvian corruption, dating back to the country's colonial period. Quinoz demonstrates how corruption has been deeply embedded and costly for Peru's state institutions, hindering the country's development, and how this corruption aided by the readiness of both Peruvians and the international community to turn a blind eye.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to receive Wilson Center Public Service Award

The Wilson Center announces a Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to be presented to President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos

Latin American Program in the News: "Experto colombiano propone ir por 'peces gordos' del narcotráfico"

This article describes a new counter-narcotrafficking strategy (targeting "big fish" rather than "mules") discussed by Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón during the first Reunión Ministerial sobre el Problema Mundial de las Drogas de la Cominidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (Celac). This article is in Spanish.


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