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Monday, April 14, 2014

Category:Human Rights, Public Security
Title:Colombia: Humanitarian situation and ICRC activities
Brief:It will be a year of transition towards something better, something that everyone is hoping for, but is also concerned about because it has yet to take shape.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Category:Politics And Security
Title:Venezuela Dialogue Scouting Report
Author/Source:David Smilde
Venezuelan Politics And Human Rights
Brief:One of the reasons for Venezuela's incredible political polarization during the Chavez period has been the lack of spaces in which the government and opposition meet face to face.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Location: Entire Region
Category:Public Security, Terrorism
Title:Terrorism and Crime in the Americas ? 'It's Business'
Author/Source:Steven Dudley
Insight Crime
Brief:There is little to stand up the claims that there is a master plan to destabilize the region via asymmetric war or terrorist attacks across borders.
Location:Brazil, Venezuela
Category:Brazilian Foreign Policy, Politics And Security
Title:Can Brazil Defend Democracy in Venezuela?
Author/Source:Oliver Stuenkel
Carnegie Endowment For International Peace
Brief:An important test of regional leadership is whether Brazil can help bring the government and the opposition in Venezuela to the table to overcome the current standoff.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Category:Human Rights, Public Security
Title:The military occupation of Mare ahead of Brazil's World Cup
Author/Source:Atila Roque
Live Wire
Brief:For Amnesty International Brazil, Army presence in Mare is both a difficult and an opportune moment for the state to demonstrate that public security is a right to be guaranteed to and enjoyed by all city residents.
Category:Public Security
Title:Tipologia de los municipios de Colombia segun el conflicto armado interno
Author/Source:Gabriela Guttierrez
Brief:La clasificacion se hace con base en dos variables: presencia de conflicto e intensidad, generando las siguientes siete categorias.
Location:Entire Region
Category:Public Security
Title:Making Good Criminals: How to Effectively Respond to the Crime-Terrorism Nexus
Author/Source:Vanda Felbab-brown
Insight Crime
Brief:Perhaps an important goal of law enforcement should be to make "good criminals".

Friday, April 4, 2014

Location: Entire Region
Category:Human Rights
Title:The Politics of Fear: Latin America Backslides on Excessive Pretrial Detention
Author/Source:Robert Varenik
Open Society Foundations
Brief:In the Americas, legislators in a dozen countries have gutted pretrial reforms since 2000, bringing the majority into conflict with international law
Category:U.S. Policy
Title:USAID's Cuban Twitter: "Democracy Promotion" Does More Harm than Good
Author/Source:Marc Hanson
Washington Office On Latin America
Brief:The issue is an important one because the development agency's workers in repressive countries are often accused of working for the C.I.A.
Category:Human Rights Defenders
Title:Concerns about Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico
Author/Source:Washington Office On Latin America
Brief:The undersigned organisations are deeply concerned by recent developments that have taken place regarding the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and Journalists in Mexic

Monday, March 31, 2014

Location:Entire Region
Category:Democracy, U.S. Policy
Title:Audio: Undermining Democracy in Latin America: El Salvador, Venezuela and Beyond
Author/Source:Center For Research On Globalization
Brief:Is the US now implementing a covert 'plan B' in Latin America to achieve their foreign policy goals?