Este artículo analiza la voluntad de varios gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe de mejorar sus políticas y promover sociedades más seguras y protegidas. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.
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Faced with epidemic rates of violence, Latin American and Caribbean countries are expanding their investment in security and development cooperation. Many are doing so under the rubric of "citizen security." Citizen security implies a commitment to responsible statehood and proactive citizenship in achieving public safety.
It differs markedly from national security and law and order paradigms of the past. Governments from across the political spectrum are urgently exploring new ways to promote safer and more secure societies. Since the late 1990s, there has been an explosion of innovation with more than 1,300 distinct citizen security interventions launched across Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the preliminary results of a mapping exercise.
This article discusses the will of Latin American and Caribbean governments to improve their policies and promote safer and more secure societies.
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