The papers contained in this report address some of the most important questions regarding FTAs and U.S. trade policy. The authors make recommendations regarding issues of labor, environment, poverty reduction, trade competitiveness and economic development.
The Wilson Center's Latin American Program, the Kellogg Institute of the University of Notre Dame, and Fundación Ideas para la Paz in Bogotá recently sponsored a conference, "Conflict and Peace in Colombia: Consequences and Perspectives for the Future" where panelists explored the policies set in motion during President Uribe’s first year in office, the economic and humanitarian consequences of the conflict, and possibilities for peacemaking with both guerrilla and paramilitary groups. The papers from the conference are available for download.
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and WOLA will present a panel of experts addressing new responses to the challenges of organized crime and violence, including drug trafficking.
In their paper, Maynor Cabrera and Aaron Schneider argue that taxation is a clear indicator of state capacity, and Guatemala’s challenges collecting tax revenue point to the country’s institutional and structural weaknesses.
Cynthia Arnson commented on the U.S.-Latin America relations with the occasion of the OAS (Organization of American States) summit in Guatemala. [in Spanish]