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The U.S.-led “War on Drugs” is not working. The production, trafficking and consumption of illegal drugs has spread throughout the Western Hemisphere and Europe, while violence and corruption plague the countries where the “war” is being waged. New solutions will be necessary, tailored to the individual countries in Latin America.
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
El Salvador is Central America’s most densely populated country. With six million people and a gross domestic product of $25 billion, its per capita GDP is $4,100 – not bad for a country generally considered poor by international standards. In the region, only Costa Rica does much better. El Salvador’s potential for further development is strong, but it is being he...
Latin America has reached an inflection point. Recent developments suggest that parts of the region will make significant economic strides over the next few years. However, its two biggest economies – Brazil and Mexico – are stuck in the doldrums, and their politics may be in even worse shape. <i>This report is par...