Latin America & Caribbean Publications, June 2011

12 07 2011

A list of recent reports on Latin America & the Caribbean that were highlighted in the June issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

Guatemala’s Elections: Clean Polls, Dirty Politics
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/latin-america-caribbean/guatemala/B024-guatemalas-elections-clean-polls-dirty-politics.aspx
Guatemalans go to the polls in September 2011 to elect a president, the Congress and local officials. The vote itself is likely to be reasonably free, but violence and unregulated campaign finance imperil the country’s political institutions. Source: International Crisis Group

Mapping Digital Media: Mexico
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/media/articles_publications/publications/mapping-digital-media-mexico-20110613
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Mexico is one of the 15 largest economies worldwide, yet only 15 percent of households own a digital device and less than a third have a computer. Source: Open Society Foundations

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.

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Latin America & Caribbean Publications, May 2011

1 06 2011

A list of recent reports on Latin America & the Caribbean that were highlighted in the May issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

Learning to Walk without a Crutch: The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/latin-america-caribbean/guatemala/036-learning-to-walk-without-a-crutch-the-international-commission-against-impunity-in-guatemala.aspx
Despite the promising beginning made by a unique hybrid legal body established by agreement with the UN, a culture of fear and impunity still prevails in Guatemala. Source: International Crisis Group

Local Government, Taxes, and Guns: Successful Policy Innovation in Three Colombian Cities
http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2011/en_GB/wp2011-026/
This paper evaluates transformative policy innovations with respect to security and taxation in the three main Colombian cities: Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali. Source: United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.