Resources on Plan Mexico (Merida Initiative)

Escrito por  |  1 / April / 2008

(This page is currently being updated)   The Merida Initiative has provided some $1.6 billion dollars so far to U.S. defense  Continue Reading »

Andean Crisis Shows Continental Rifts

Escrito por  |  26 / March / 2008

Dear readers, This Updater takes a close look at the recent crisis in the Andean region and its fall-out. When  Continue Reading »

The Specious “National Security” Argument

Escrito por  |  25 / March / 2008

In the past week the Bush administration has unearthed a "national security" justification for passage of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade  Continue Reading »

Energy Integration and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean

Escrito por  |  25 / March / 2008

The integration of energy markets in Latin America has been discussed for more than three decades. An expression of it  Continue Reading »

Military Crisis in South America: The Results of Plan Colombia

Escrito por  |  24 / March / 2008

The military operative executed by Colombian soldiers on Ecuadorian soil to kill the FARC commander Raul Reyes is part of  Continue Reading »

The Andean Crisis and the Geopolitics of Trade

Escrito por  |  24 / March / 2008

Day One: The Colombian military and police forces launched an attack on an encampment of the Colombian guerrilla group Fuerzas  Continue Reading »

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Urbanization in Latin America

Escrito por  |  21 / March / 2008

Many large Latin American cities seem to border at times on social explosion, and several have erupted over the past  Continue Reading »