Creating Community in the Americas Bulletins
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This report reviews three panels that discussed Uruguay on topics such as MERCOSUR, free trade with the United States and other countries, and the economic opportunity for Uruguay.
In the aftermath of Raúl Castro's rise to power, this conference examined the recent evolution of key areas of Cuba's international agenda - hemispheric relations, tourism, foreign investment and economy, energy, and security. Conference experts explained the challenges confronting Cuba as it seeks a better international economic and political insertion.
This publication purports to add to the recent years of dialogue regarding defense and security issues in the Caribbean. Bobea et al. present their analysis in the context of this diverse, complex, and dynamic region, shedding new light on the reforms of security and defense institutions and their future implications for the region.
The goal of this publication is to contribute to the consolidation of democratic defense and promote regional integration towards a unified world. Topics include security and foreign policy in the Andes and the Americas, security setbacks and challenges, drug trafficking and hemispheric security, and new perspectives on drug trafficking in Bolivia.
This bulletin presents a summary of a meeting held on November 27, 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss Brazil's changing role in South America. This publication is only available in Spanish.
Summary of an event held on October 30, 2007. A group of specialists and practitioners gathered to reflect on how crime and violence in the Caribbean have typically been addressed, and to discuss ways in which to devise and implement new approaches to problems of social cohesion, urban crime, and insecurity.
Aprendizaje entre vecinos: Fuentes de desacuerdo y perspectivas de cooperación entre los países andinos
This bulletin summarizes a meeting held in the Bogotá, Colombia on May 3, 2007 which discussed the security crisis in the Andes and possibilities for its resolution.
This publication is a summary of a meeting held on January 9, 2007 to discuss the role of the international community in addressing Haiti’s governance, security, and development challenges.
Summary of a meeting held in the Caracas, Venezuela on May 7-8, 2007 to promote discussion about the challenges to regional integration.
This publication presents a summary of a meeting held in December of 2006 to discuss questions regarding the future leadership of Cuba and the possibility of reform following the Cuban government’s announcement in July 2006 that Fidel Castro had temporarily ceded power to his brother Raúl.
This bulletin presents a summary of a workshop held in the Dominican Republic on August 2, 2005 to discuss institutional reforms of security forces in the Caribbean.
This bulletin summarizes a meeting in September 2005 that discussed Argentina’s response to the United States’ new foreign policy agenda as well as the current state of bilateral counterterrorism cooperation.
This publication presents a summary of two meetings in Brazil in May 2005 that were held to discuss public safety and the links between national and international security threats and to examine Brazil’s perspective on regional and global security issues.
This bulletin presents a summary of a workshop held in Havana, Cuba on April 27-28, 2005 that discussed hemispheric security.
This bulletin summarizes a public meeting in Washington, DC on April 18, 2005 which was held to discuss potential reforms to the United Nations Security Council and the implications for Latin America.
This publication provides a summary of a workshop held in San Salvador, El Salvador on July 14-15, 2005 that analyzed security and defense reforms and identified central themes in Central America's security agenda. (in Spanish)
This publication summarizes a workshop held in Buenos Aires on June 6, 2005 to discuss creating a security community through the cooperation of public and private sectors. (in Spanish)
This bulletin presents a summary of a session held in Buenos Aires in June 2005 in which Minister of Defense José B. Pampuro and other diplomats and officials discussed security sector reform in the Southern Cone and Mercosur. (in Spanish)
This bulletin presents a summary of a conference held in the Dominican Republic on August 1, 2005, with President Leonel Fernández Reyna and Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés. (in Spanish)
En este trabajo se presenta una reseña de una conferencia de octubre de 2004 que analizó cómo los países de la región interpretan la crisis colombiana en términos de su propia seguridad y de la seguridad hemisférica.
En este trabajo se presenta una reseña de una reunión en octubre de 2003 que buscó exponer las posiciones sobre la seguridad hemisférica de Argentina, Brasil y Chile, comparar los argumentos con expertos de Estados Unidos, México y Canadá, y plantear las prioridades de cada país hacia el futuro.
This paper explores the role that religion plays in Cuban civil society and examines whether religions can facilitate change.
This report summarizes findings on education sector reforms from case studies of reform efforts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
This bulletin summarizes findings on health sector reform from case studies on reform efforts during the 1990s in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru.
Este trabajo provee un resumen del debate en una conferencia sobre el “concepto” de seguridad hemisférica en el seno de la Organización de Estados Americanos en octubre de 2003.
This paper explores civil-military relations during the transition to democracy and during the democratic consolidation stage.
This paper explores the role of the armed forces in Mexico from the 19th century through the 21st century and looks at issues of national security as obstacles to democratization.
This publication examines the lack of a common definition of security and addresses the division of labor between the armed forces and the national police corps in small- and medium-sized countries.
The papers in this work result from the seminar "New Security Issues in Latin America" in October 2001. They explore the challenges facing Latin America in the post-Cold War era and address the need for the U.S. to overcome the temptation of unilateralism.
This publication reviews social reforms and the role of the state in social issues in the 1990s and addresses what policy reforms are still necessary.
This paper analyzes the main variables that affect the control of arms in Latin America.
This report summarizes a conference held in January 2002 to discuss the allegations that the "Triple Frontier" area supports criminal activities such as drug and arms trafficking and harbored the terrorists responsible for the Jewish Community Center bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994.
This report summarizes a working group held on September 5, 2001 to examine the sources of insecurity in the Americas and how those sources lead to conflict.
This article evaluates military views in Latin America on what constitutes a democracy, the nature of politics, the nature of the policy process, and the implementation of policy.
This bulletin summarizes a conference held on April 5, 2001 that discussed the utility of certification as a tool in the effort to reduce the flow of illegal narcotics and to evaluate the effect that drug certification has had on relations with other nations.