Rafael Pardo, Member of the Dialogue & former minister of defense of Colombia, has published a new book titled La guerra sin fin: Una nueva visión sobre la lucha contra las drogas, or “The War with No End: A New Vision for the Fight against Drugs.”
Although perhaps justified by the tragic events in Syria, President Trump’s last-minute decision to skip the eighth Summit of the Americas, which begins this week in Lima, Peru, was discouraging to his Latin American and Caribbean counterparts.
Violent crime in Central America, particularly in the “northern triangle,” is reaching breathtaking levels.
What is the best way to deal with drugs? Criminalizing drug users or treating them as patients?
Are Central American governments making any strides against violence? How is the violence affecting businesses and the economies of the isthmus?
Focusing on transnational crime is a top priority of the Obama administration’s policy in Latin America.