2011 News Stories

The Latin American Initiative Guatemala, Drug Trafficking and Violence: The bloody eruption of the Mexican Zetas cartel into its territory is the latest chapter in a vicious cycle of repeated government failures, massive corruption and criminal violence that threatens the frail democracy of Guatemala, the gateway for most of the drugs reaching the U.S. from Mexico.
International Crisis Group, October 11, 2011.

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Buildner Center Seminars and Symposia The Changing Andes: Peru and Venezuela in Perspective
CUNY, September 23, 2011.

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Leonardo Vivas Regarding the recent open letters by Noam Chomsky to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Carr Center Fellow Leonardo Vivas notes the transition from "quiet diplomacy," in which Vivas and others at the Center have for some time been engaged, to a more public lobbying.
The Guardian (UK), July 3, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Noted Leftist Urges Chavez to Release Ailing Judge: Even as President Hugo Chavez slowly recovers in Cuba from cancer surgery, one of his most prominent sources of intellectual inspiration, the American linguist Noam Chomsky, is asking Mr. Chavez to show compassion for another Venezuelan facing a health battle of her own.
New York Times, July 3, 2011.

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Chomsky Chomsky pede a Chavez clemencia para juiza
Folha do Sao Paulo, July 3, 2011.

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The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Publication of Chomsky letters reveals Carr Center's involvement in efforts urging Venezuela's President Chavez to release Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni, detained in Venezuela since December 2009.
The New York Times, July 2, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Procuraduria de Brasil alerta ante caso de jueza Afiuni: Juristas de Brasil aseguran que el TSJ venezolano perdio su objetivo
El Universal, April 20, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Quien perdio a Mexico?: Antes: Mexico era percibido como el pais latinoamericano con mas probabilidades de llegar a ser un pais desarrollado. Ahora: es percibido, si no como un Estado fallido, si ciertamente como una nacion en la que vastas regiones e importantes instituciones estn controladas por algunos de los criminales mas poderosos y crueles del planeta.
El Universal, April 17, 2011.

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Narcotics Central America The tormented isthmus: Big-time drug trafficking has arrived in Central America. Its poor, politically polarized countries must now try to cope
The Economist, April 14, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Blogger based in Mexico's deadly Ciudad Juarez wins Knight fellowship, press freedom award: Spanish journalist Judith Torrea, author of the blog Ciudad Juarez, en la Sombra del Narcotrafico (Ciudad Juarez, in the Shadow of Drug Trafficking), won the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom award and was selected to be one of the 2011-12 International Knight Fellows.
Knight Center, April 13, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Panama Expels Journalists for Exercising Freedom of the Press; HRF: President Martinelli Must Allow Spanish Journalists Back Into the Country
Human Rights Foundation, April 5, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Panama: La HRF pide a Martinelli permitir retorno de periodistas y defensores de derechos humanos espaoles
The Human Rights Foundation, April 5, 2011.

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agreement bill and carlos Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carlos Slim Health Institute, Spain, and the IDB collaborate to improve health of the poor in Mesoamerica: $150 million in contributions will launch Salud Mesoamerica 2015 Initiative
Inter-American Development Bank, March 14, 2011.

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Venezuelan Student Venezuelan students end hunger strike: A 23-day hunger strike by Venezuelan students demanding the release of people they identified as political prisoners came to an end Tuesday, the strike's leader said.
CNN, February 22, 2011.

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Ciudad Juarez Even by Juarez standards, a deadly 72 hours: Fifty-three people were killed in a 72-hour span in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, making it one of the deadliest three-day periods in recent memory, state attorney general's office spokesman Arturo Sandoval told CNN Sunday.
CNN, February 21, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Mexico region sets a policing trend: Villagers in a remote southwestern state of Guerrero establish effective local unit to combat endemic crime.
AlJazeera, February 20, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Ortega Díaz sugiere que le den casa por cárcel a Afiuni:
El Universal, February 1, 2011.

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The Latin American Initiative Moreno Valley man suspected of belonging to deadly Guatemalan military brigade faces federal charges
L.A Now, January 24, 2011.

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Lozano Cartel Mexico police arrest Acapulco 'cartel leader' Lozano
BBC News, January 23, 2011.

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Aristide Haiti: 2 former leaders; 1 troubled land
CNN News, January 22, 2011.

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Brazil Floods As floodwaters ebb in Brazil, death toll keeps rising
CNN News, January 19, 2011.

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Mercedes Doretti Identifying skeletal remains: Mercedes Doretti, co-founder of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, on investigating human-rights violations
The Economist, January 14, 2011.

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