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The Security Challenge for Democracies in Latin America

Citizen insecurity and illicit economies are serious issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, prompting urgent demands from the public for solutions. In response, mano dura policies have been implemented, which have reduced violence but at a significant cost to the rule of law and human rights. It is necessary to develop and promote alternatives that are both effective and democratic.

Daniel Caballero, Sofía Lopes

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Is Peru’s Democracy at Risk?

Widespread discontent in Peru has been exacerbated by credible allegations of human rights violations, corruption scandals, and increasing crime rates.

Michelle Alas, Bernarda Jarrín

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Central American Migration: In Numbers

On June 12, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the presentation “Central American Migration: In Numbers” that contains research from Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program. The presentation discusses key data points on migration from the Central America sub-region and contextualizes these trends within historical trends.

Manuel Orozco

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Taraciuk Broner: “La gente quiere respuestas a sus problemas. Si no se los da la democracia y se los dan otros, van a votar por otros”

La directora del Programa sobre Estado de Derecho, Tamara Taraciuk Broner, conversó en Teledoce sobre los desafíos en materia de inseguridad en Uruguay considerando el contexto electoral, los riesgos de la implementación de políticas de mano dura, y la necesidad de desarrollar políticas de seguridad democráticas.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

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Member in the News: Susana Malcorra

Susana Malcorra, Inter-American Dialogue member and senior advisor at IE University in Madrid, has been appointed to the United Nations Board of Directors. 

Susana Malcorra

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A Foreign Policy Problem: Ten Facts About Migration to the US

The following presentation by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, identifies ten key facts that are important to understand the current debate over immigration to the US.

Manuel Orozco

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Uruguay: Insecurity and Organized Crime

On June 4, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Rule of Law Program and Ágora published a policy brief, “Uruguay: Insecurity and Organized Crime.” This is the first policy brief in a series on security policies and the rule of law in the region launched by the Dialogue’s Rule of Law Program.

Ines Fynn, Juan Pablo Luna

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Media and Democracy in the Americas VI: Independent Journalism in the Face of Democratic Decline in the Region

Amid the democratic decline in Latin America, independent journalism emerges as a crucial counterbalance, constantly facing risks and challenges. To protect independent journalism, it is necessary to explore collaboration networks, physical and technological protection measures, funding strategies, and international cooperation mechanisms.

Daniel Caballero, Guzmán Pérez

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Women, Remittances, and Financial Inclusion in Guatemala

On May 24, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the report “Women, Remittances, and Financial Inclusion in Guatemala.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, provides a financial characterization of women in Guatemala, explores barriers to financial inclusion, and outlines a path toward greater financial independence.

Manuel Orozco

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Escuela Plus And Audiovisual Programming As An Educational Tool

In this report, the Inter-American Dialogue presents the results of its study on the Escuela Plus program experience and the role of satellite television in educational practices.

Sarah Stanton, Ariel Fiszbein, Anna Herrero Tejada

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