Resources - Policy Statements

NGOs and Academia

Below are key statements from non-novernmental or academic analyses related to the U.S. defense and security assistance to the rest of the world. 

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Given the institutional weakness and serious security crisis that Honduras faces, the selection of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General is crucial.English
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Honduras
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Solo en 2012, de las 164 victimas de violacion al derecho a la vida, la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana fue responsable de 13 victimas.Spanish
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Venezuela
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Friday, August 16, 2013
While 74% of Venezuelans now consider China a partner compared with 9% who consider it an enemy, 36% consider the US a partner compared with 39% that consider it an enemy.English
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Venezuela
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Although they failed to provide any explanation, the same ONDCP press release reported Bolivia's potential cocaine production for 2011 at 190 metric tons—instead of the whopping 265 metric tons for 2011 reported by the same office a year earlier.English
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Bolivia
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Friday, August 16, 2013
With the changing of the leadership of the military police last week, there are fears that the UPP enterprise will unravel.English
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Brazil
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Three people, two of them children, were detained by Mexican marines in the northern city of Nuevo Laredo in late July and have not been seen since.English
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Mexico
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Ecuador should revoke a presidential decree that grants far-reaching powers to the government to oversee and dissolve nongovernmental organizations.English
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Ecuador
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Friday, August 9, 2013
Un modelo pretoriano que reedita el fracaso que han significado las Zonas de Seguridad Fronteriza en Venezuela, los Distritos Militares anunciados por Chavez en su momento o los Teatros de Operaciones.Spanish
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Venezuela
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Friday, August 9, 2013
As a pioneer, Uruguay will need to brave the political pressures from governments that want to intimidate and isolate Uruguay for daring to go first in challenging the orthodoxy.English
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Uruguay
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Friday, August 9, 2013
The area under coca crop cultivation in Colombia fell by a quarter in 2012 to 48,000 hectares (ha), down from 6 4,000 ha in 2011.English
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Colombia
Thursday, August 8, 2013
El mejor reconocimiento al Centro de Memoria Historica por este documentado estudio es que sus atinadas recomendaciones esta vez no sean aplazadas.Spanish
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Colombia
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Brazil is home to one of the most powerful land reform movements in the world. Its work has both changed the lives and fates of millions of people within the country, and inspired land and housing struggles everywhere.English
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Brazil
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
If the Honduran government is seeking international support, it needs to establish its credibility by carrying out systematic investigations of police corruption and criminality.English
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Honduras
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
"It is imperative that Brazil takes concrete steps to improve the state of human rights in the country".English
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Brazil
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
"The prison system in Honduras is dehumanized, miserly, and corrupt. Living conditions in the prisons are completely contrary to human dignity," said Rapporteur Escobar Gil.English
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Honduras
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Monday, August 5, 2013
La vida de los defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos en Colombia es agredida cada vez mas y con consecuencias fatales.Spanish
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Colombia
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Friday, August 2, 2013
From the current situation, it is clear that state and federal law enforcement authorities must do better. Maybe the answer is not more money, but rather more competent authorities that can effectively secure the border.English
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Mexico
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Friday, August 2, 2013
This disparity between the reality of the border and the responses of both countries has led to a series of structural problems that have made the border unlivable, chaotic and increasingly violent.English
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Mexico
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Friday, August 2, 2013
The Senate bill appears to provide too much of a solution too late. One of the follies of hierarchical states responding to network-based threats is that they can’t respond quickly enough to a rapidly changing security environment.English
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Mexico
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Friday, August 2, 2013
Reliance on military capabilities for border security contradicts the historically critical sense of aversion to the military taking a role in domestic affairs.English
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Mexico
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