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.
The magnitude of the flights [from Haiti to Nicaragua is] just completely unusual...and it represents a security risk.
[A US attack on Mexico] would threaten bilateral cooperation on a whole host of issues, not just security cooperation. This idea of vilifying migrants for bringing fentanyl is irresponsible… most of it comes through legal ports of entry.