The spread of violence across Central America has galvanized countless governments, law enforcement agencies, think tanks, and local communities to develop strategies for addressing the pervasive insecurity and its root causes. With so many actors involved and often working at cross purposes, the need for more systematic cooperation across borders and institutions is clear.
This month the Inter-American Dialogue has launched a new clearinghouse to provide a comprehensive, searchable database of the latest analysis and reports covering the most urgent issues, including organized crime, gangs, criminal justice and citizen security. The site - available in Spanish and English - is intended as a place for ideas, debate and collaboration on the topic of security in Central America to support successful policymaking, research and cooperation.
Go to http://centralamericasecurity.thedialogue.org for more information.