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Security in South America: The Role of States and Regional Organizations by Rodrigo Tavares

Friday, July 18, 2014  |  Americas Quarterly

Nowhere in the world is the web of treaties, agreements and agencies concerned with regional security needs as thick as in Latin America. The region has seen one of the most dramatic institutional transformations of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.

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Dangerous Liaisons: Organized Crime and Political Finance in Latin America and Beyond by Kevin Casas-Zamora (editor)

Monday, April 21, 2014  |  Americas Quarterly

What happens when a government is unwilling or unable to protect its citizens from organized crime? The proposition was tested recently in Michoacán, when “citizen self-defense forces” took up arms against the Knights Templar cartel in the absence of the state’s ability to protect them.

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As Latin America Changes, Will the U.S. Policy Debate?

Monday, January 10, 2011  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  The Huffington Post

In an article for The Huffington Post, AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini argues that U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America should "move on from focusing on internal politics or development objectives to understanding the nature of shifting international coalitions." ... Read More

A Year-End Look at the Americas

Tuesday, November 30, 2010  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  The Huffington Post

In an article for The Huffington Post, COA's Eric Farnsworth looks back at some of the most important stories coming out of the Americas in 2010, from Latin America's economic rise to elections that took place in the region. ... Read More