Security & Drug Policy

Latin America’s citizens persistently cite rising levels of violence as their main concern. Undoubtedly, developments linked to heightened insecurity and often tied to the drug trade undermine democratic processes and stunt economic growth. The Inter-American Dialogue’s work on security examines criminal trends throughout Latin America and promotes exchange between US and regional analysts, policymakers, journalists, and business leaders on how to address this growing challenge. Since 2008, the Dialogue has also worked to supply Latin American governments and nongovernmental organizations with independent analysis on current drug control policies as well as non-traditional or alternative strategies.


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A Conversation with Juan Carlos Pinzón

On March 21, 2019 the Inter-American Dialogue hosted former defense minister and former Colombian ambassador to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzón for a private conversation with dialogue staff, representatives from other think-tanks and news outlets.

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Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

On March 5, the Inter-American Dialogue presented its new book titled Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today. Ambassador Shannon and president Chinchilla praised the book for constructing a narrative about the highly diverse region, highlighting its main idiosyncrasies and analyzing where it might be headed in coming years.

Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

The volume takes a broad view of recent social, political, and economic developments in Latin America. It contains six essays, focused on salient and cross-cutting themes, that try to construct a thread or narrative about the highly diverse region, highlighting its main idiosyncrasies and analyzing where it might be headed in coming years.


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Há apenas alguns anos atrás, o Brasil teria resistido a uma aliança deste tipo. Em termos concretos, o novo status significa o fortalecimento dos laços militares entre os dois países. Também poderá ampliar a cooperação em inteligência e na luta contra o crime transnacional. Apesar disso, a expectativa de uma mudança radical das relações entre os dois países são modestas.
EE.UU. demuestra tener la intención de asegurar un cambio de régimen a gran escala en el corto plazo, lo que puede requerir una operación militar con el respaldo del Ejército venezolano.