Latin American Program in the News: Michelle Bachelet es la más opcionada a ganar las elecciones presidenciales en Chile
Cynthia Arnson was interview by Noticias MundoFox about her perspective regarding the recent presidential elections in Chile. The interview is in Spanish.
New Book: Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Latin American Program staff members Joseph S. Tulchin and Andrew D. Selee, along with Philip Oxhorn, present a new book that studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. For more information, see our Latin American Program Books page.
Eric L. Olson comments on the connection between easy access to weapons in the US and the use of these weapons for violence in Mexico.
This paper uses Mexico as a case for exploring the introduction of education reform in a hostile political environment.
Venezuela, which had over 19,000 murders last year, has banned private gun ownership. Only army, police, and certain security companies will be allowed to purchase guns.