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OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza
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The Summit of the Americas: A Post-Summit Assessment

April 24, 2012 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Latin America has weathered the worldwide recession admirably, and trade and investment ties are becoming stronger, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza said in a recap of last week's Summit of the Americas.
Delivering Solutions
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Learning From Success: Ministers of Health Discuss Accelerating Progress in Maternal Survival

April 23, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
On April 23rd Ministers of Health of Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rwanda discussed the drivers of successful maternal health programs and how such efforts can be accelerated and sustained throughout the developing world.

Reducing Murder Rates in Central America: Searching for Practical Solutions

April 19, 2012 // 11:00am1:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and INCAE Business School, along with their supporting partners The World Bank, the U.S. Department of State, and the Central American Private Sector Initiative (CAPSI) will sponsor a presentation of Reducing Murder Rates in Central America: Searching for Practical Solutions. This event will take place at the World Bank.
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Book Launch: "Living Illegal, The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration"

April 06, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Spotlighting Latino migrants in the South, Living “Illegal” humanizes an issue too frequently distorted by media oversimplification. Both journalistic narrative and policy white paper, the book suggests constructive ways to transcend the legal-vs.-illegal shouting match.
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Drug Policy and Democracy in Central America: A View from Guatemala

March 29, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Secretary Fernando Carrera discussed recent proposals made by Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina regarding drug legalization.
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Fighting Transnational Organized Crime

March 23, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
General Douglas Fraser discusses international efforts to tackle the complex challenge of organized crime and restore citizen security in Central and South America.

Laws, Sentencing, and Prisons: What Helps and Doesn’t Help Citizen Security?

February 21, 2012 // 5:00pmFebruary 22, 2012 // 8:45pm
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Latin America Program, Institute of Legal Defense, and the Corporation of Andean Development hosted an event in Lima, Peru on laws, sentencing, and prisons to discuss what helps or doesn’t help citizen security in the Andean region.
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Venezuela’s Primary Elections: What To Expect?

February 02, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
On Sunday, February 12, 2012, Venezuela held a primary election aimed at defining a single candidate to oppose President Hugo Chávez in presidential elections scheduled for October 7. In a rare showing of unity, opposition parties have agreed to select a single candidate to challenge President Chávez in the October elections, hoping to end more than a decade of his control of the presidency.
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Two Decades after El Salvador’s Peace Accords: Current Challenges

January 30, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
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.
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Latin American Elections 2011-2012: What Do They Tell Us?

December 13, 2011 // 12:30pm3:00pm
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.

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