January 30, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
In the twenty years since the signing of the Peace Accords, El Salvador has made impressive progress in expanding political and media freedoms, reforming the military and security forces, lowering rates of poverty and inequality, improving respect for human rights, and reforming electoral institutions. Today, however, El Salvador faces unprecedented security and economic challenges. An upsurge in transnational crime, including narcotics, weapons, and human trafficking, has intersected with longstanding problems of gang violence such that El Salvador suffers one of the highest homicide rates in the world. El Salvador’s economy continues to struggle amidst the global recession and weak economic recovery in the United States, the country’s largest export market.
December 13, 2011 // 12:30pm — 3:00pm
In previous events in this series, we examined results of the presidential elections in Guatemala and Argentina. This time we will take an in-depth look at Nicaragua’s presidential elections of November 6, 2011, and Colombia’s regional and municipal elections of October 30, 2011. Looking ahead to two of the hemisphere’s most important contests in 2012, we will explore pre-electoral dynamics in Mexico and Venezuela.
Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications in Regional Security
November 09, 2011 // 12:30pm — 2:30pm
The Red Centroamericana de Pensamientos e Incidencia discussed their recently published paper, “Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications for Regional Security.”
November 03, 2011 // 8:30am — 11:30am
The authors of a new CNA study on the effects of criminal organizations and illicit trafficking on Guatemala’s border communities discussed theirs findings together with others.
October 28, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
A distinguished panel of experts discussed the election results and what they tell us about Argentina’s current realities and prospects for the future.
October 19, 2011 // 8:30am — 11:00am
Panelists will discuss Haiti's decades of complex political crises and severe social problems, as well as the current government's plans for the future.
October 14, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
In October, two months after Ollanta Humala took office as president of Peru, a panel of experts will join us to examine policy initiatives emanating from the new administration in the light of long-standing issues and challenges.
October 05, 2011 // 12:45pm — 2:30pm
A private, off-the-record exchange with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa was hosted by the Latin America Program. The President addressed questions of governance, security, and U.S.-Honduran relations.
September 19, 2011 // 9:00am
A panel on China’s Rise in the International Economic System and China’s Role in Latin American Trade, Investment, and Growth.
September 16, 2011 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
A distinguished panel of experts will join us to discuss the primary electoral results as well as the country’s major security, political, and economic challenges.