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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Friday, January 10, 2014
The United States and Latin America might even benefit from a period of disengagement—rather than trying to sustain what has increasingly become, at least for most countries, a largely empty rhetoric of partnership and communityEnglish
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Friday, January 10, 2014
Between 2006 and 2011, the female prison population in Latin America almost doubledEnglish
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Friday, January 10, 2014
This ruling finds Colombia responsible for not preventing the 1997 displacement of thousands of Afro-Colombians and the brutal murder of civilian Marino Lopez MenaEnglish
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Colombia
Friday, January 10, 2014
Desde el ano 2008 han sido asesinadas en todo el pais 64 personas que reclamaban la devolucion de sus fincasSpanish
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Colombia
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A comprehensive approach would include intelligence-led "smarter" policing focused on hot spots where violence concentratesEnglish
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Brazil
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
In El Salvador, there are no women among the gang leaders or spokespeople, and none in public roles with the government, the mediators, or the "technical committee"English
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El Salvador
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
How significant of a priority should strengthening NAFTA be as compared to other trade agreements, and would other countries be interested in participating?English
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Documentos y testimonios revelan que la cunada de los Castano fue intermediaria de ventas de fincas sin titulos que hicieron campesinos del Uraba antioqueno, asediados por el paramilitarismo, al FondoSpanish
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Colombia
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Since the publication of her tell-all book, “Los Senores del Narco” (published in English as "Narcoland"), Hernandez has been under the protection of Mexico City authoritiesEnglish
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Mexico
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
In 2011, Israel Arenas Duran disappeared in northern Mexico. Why can't the government find him -- and the thousands of others who've gone missing in the country's drug war?English
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Mexico
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, citing unnamed government officials, said the Brazilian government has no interest in investigating the mass Internet surveillance programs Snowden revealed in June and does not intend to give him asylum.English
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Brazil
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
"Edward Snowden has every right to seek permanent asylum and the Brazilian authorities should respond to his initial asylum claim seriously," said Atila Roque, Brazil Director of Amnesty International.English
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Brazil
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Human Rights Watch report on violence in Central Nigeria, and how little is being done to end it. English
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Nigeria
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
In discussion with WOLA's Gimena Sanchez, three Catholic leaders from Colombia's Pacific coast outline the challenges facing Afro-Colombian communitiesEnglish
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Colombia
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
La actuacion de las autodefensas en este proceso es un factor de mucho peso que no puede dejarse de lado. Spanish
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Colombia
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Argenal owned the Christian station Vida Television as well as an entertainment company. He was also the local correspondent for the television network Globo. English
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Honduras
Monday, December 9, 2013
The President wants to use the negotiations as a wedge issue. He is succeeding today. But there may be other candidates in the wings that could influence the swing vote.English
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Colombia
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Monday, December 9, 2013
The past year has seen the opposition return to strategies from the past.English
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Venezuela
Monday, December 9, 2013
Given the opposition's discourse that the April elections were stolen from them and that Maduro is an unpopular president, it could be difficult for them to accept the results of today's elections if they are adverse.English
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Venezuela
Friday, December 6, 2013
The incident illustrates the complex political waters that the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales has to navigate in meeting the demands of its coca grower base while reducing coca cultivated for illicit markets.English
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Bolivia
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