Democratic Governance

Reforming the Ranks: Assessing Police Reform Efforts in Mexico

Event announcement: February 12, 2013 // 9:00 - 10:30 am

An expert panel at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will discuss the current state of police reform in Mexico, issues that the Peña Nieto government must address to create strong and accountable federal security forces, and ways the United States might support these efforts.  A live Webcast of the event will also be available.

Pigmentocracy in the Americas

The Latin America Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt University has recently released a report that evaluates the effects of skin color on educational attainment.  The findings reveal that the negative effects on educational opportunities of having darker skin aren't merely the legacy of historical inequality, but reinforced by continued present-day discrimination. 


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