The White House Office on National Drug Control Policy said that Colombia is no longer the largest producer of cocaine in the world. Peru and Bolivia produced more cocaine in 2011 than Colombia.
Racial inequalities in Brazil and the United States bear striking similarities-from rates of incarceration to racial profiling to poverty. Only recently have these issues become part of public discourse in Brazil...
While in recent decades Latin America as a region has made impressive gains in building state capacity and strengthening democracy, criminal networks have adapted to the forces of modernization and capitalized on the vulnerabilities of Latin American democracies by way of an extralegal system of relationships based on clientelism and corruption.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Mexican President Calderón and the three presidential candidates. The two governments work closely to fight the War on Drugs; Obama’s administration is hopeful that they will continue to work closely when a new President is elected.
Public Policy Scholar Jorge Heine pays tribute to Luciano Tomassini, a remarkable thinker, political scientist and analyst. Tomassini died a little over a year go in Santiago, Chile.