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.
Summary of an event held on October 30, 2007. A group of specialists and practitioners gathered to reflect on how crime and violence in the Caribbean have typically been addressed, and to discuss ways in which to devise and implement new approaches to problems of social cohesion, urban crime, and insecurity.
This paper examines community policing programs, the problems such programs face, and the policy measures that could strengthen them.
Tensions over Iran's presence and influence over Latin America arise after the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing on the Iranian government’s activities in the Western hemisphere.
Entre el crimen y el castigo: Seguridad ciudadana y control democrático en América Latina y el Caribe
Esta compilación busca aportar una visión comparada de las experiencias en materia de criminalidad y delincuencia y su impacto en la seguridad ciudadna, así como de los mecanismos vigentes en el ámbito hemisférico para hacer frente a esos asuntos.
Latin American Program in the News: Nicolas Maduro is sworn in as Venezuelan president after disputed vote
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on how politically divided Venezuela finds itself after its recent elections, which may have profound repercussions on Maduro's ability to govern the country effectively.