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 & the Caribbean Publications, April 2011

6 05 2011

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

Challenges to Democracy Promotion: The Case of Bolivia
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/?fa=view&id=43331
Bolivia offers a critical, but atypical, case for international democracy promotion. Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Haiti’s Rendezvous with History
http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2011/04/14/haiti-s-rendezvous-history-0
The report examines the legal and practical questions surrounding the case and concludes that Haiti has an obligation under international law to investigate and prosecute the grave violations of human rights under Duvalier’s rule. Source: Human Rights Watch

Half a Miracle
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/?fa=view&id=43713
The transformation of the Columbian city of MedellĂ­n offers an example to Mexico of how a government engaged in a drug war can bolster its legitimacy and gain greater public support. Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Foreign Policy

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Latin America publications, Feb 2011

11 03 2011

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

The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat
http://www.cfr.org/mexico/drug-war-mexico/p24262
David A. Shirk analyzes the drug war in Mexico, explores Mexico’s capacities and limitations, examines the factors that have undermined effective state performance, assesses the prospects for U.S. support to strengthen critical state institutions, and offers recommendations for reducing the potential of state failure. Source: Council on Foreign Relations

New Policy Portal on Latin America
http://vox.lacea.org/
LACEA with the support of Global Development Network has launched VoxLACEA, a portal for research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars on issues relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean. Source: Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association

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.