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Guatemala: Violence and Insecurity

On July 12, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Rule of Law Program and Cristosal published a policy brief asserting that President Bernardo Arévalo’s government can demonstrate the feasibility of implementing effective and democratic measures to address insecurity in Guatemala.

Edgardo Amaya Cóbar

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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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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

Interviews ˙ ˙ Teledoce, Desayunos Informales

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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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Ortega y Putin, la dependencia de Nicaragua en Rusia

La relación entre Nicaragua y Rusia se resume en un juego de personalidades autoritarias con ilusiones de grandeza. Daniel Ortega, un animal político primitivamente autoritario, está obsesionado con entregarse a Rusia y Vladimir Putin, como una necesidad existencial. Mientras tanto el dictador ruso acepta el cortejo del dictador criollo para alimentar su ego, su perenne lucha, anacrónica, por recobrar lo que no existe, una nación que perdió décadas atrás su silla imperial.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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State Collapse and the Protection of Remittance Payments

On April 9, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the report “State Collapse and the Protection of Remittance Payments.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, and Patrick Springer, program associate, examines the extent to which the current crisis in Haiti can be characterized as state failure. The report examines state failure in Haiti, its effects on the daily lives of Haitians, the Haitian economy, and how it is impacting remittance systems in the country and concludes with a strategy for ensuring successful and safe remittance transfers to the Caribbean nation.

Manuel Orozco, Patrick Springer

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Can the Gangs That Are Terrorizing Haiti Be Stopped?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the surge in gang violence in Haiti and calls for the prime minister’s resignation.

Monique Clesca, François Pierre-Louis, Raymond A. Joseph, Cécile Accilien

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Orozco: “Reorganizar Nicaragua puede tomar al menos 10 años”

En una entrevista con La Prensa, Manuel Orozco, director del programa Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó sobre la concentración de poder del régimen Ortega-Murillo en Nicaragua, la economía nicaragüense y sus perspectivas sobre la reorganización del país.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ La Prensa

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Orozco: “Uno de 20 migrantes es un menor de edad”

En una entrevista con CNN en Español, Manuel Orozco, director del programa Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Gabriela Frías sobre la crisis migratoria, sus consecuencias electorales en los EEUU y las tendencias y flujos migratorios entre otros temas.

Manuel Orozco, Gabriela Frias

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN en Español

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The Pulse of Democracy in the Americas: Results of the 2023 AmericasBarometer

In Latin America, trust in democracy takes two paths: Good Governance, meeting citizens’ expectations under the rule of law, and Populism, where a leader perceived as a savior, centralizes power to deliver on promises. This finding was among the key insights revealed during the highly anticipated launch of the 2023 AmericasBarometer.

Daniel Caballero

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Taraciuk Broner: “Cuando no existen instituciones dentro de la democracia que respondan a las necesidades de la gente, la gente busca respuestas en otro lugar”

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, directora del Programa Peter D. Bell sobre Estado de derecho, participó en el podcast “¿Qué le pasó a la democracia en América Latina en 2023?” en el programa A Fondo con María Jimena Duzán, y conversó sobre los hitos que marcaron a la democracia en América Latina en 2023.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner

Podcasts ˙ ˙ A Fondo con María Jimena Duzán

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An Unprecedented Migration Crisis: Characterizing and Analyzing its Depth

This report offers a look at the current migration trends and points to large differences that characterize this situation as a crisis: the scale, composition, nature, and management of migration is outside conventional or historical patterns.

Manuel Orozco, Patrick Springer

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