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presentation made for discussions on global security issues, delivered in Rīga (Latvia).


  • 1. Security in Latin America:local and regional issues in a global perspective
    Pablo Andrs Rivero
    Rga, 16th December 2010

2. Latin America
Spanish colonial heritage
Mariachis - Mexico
Cartagena - Colombia
Brazilian beach
Tango - Argentina
3. Latin America: fun and exciting
4. But
5. National Security
United States launches the doctrine to reaffirm its hegemony in the Region
Harry Truman, 33rd President of the US
6. I'd rather die standing than live forever kneeling
Ernesto Che Guevara
7. Coup d'tats and consequent dictatorships in Latin America
National Security: Ideologicaldisputes
8. Return of democracy
Between 1980s and 1990s, all Latin American countries went back to democratically elected governments
9. 10. Regional threats
11. Murder rate in the world (UNODC report 2010)
12. Military spending by GDP
Source: Google Public Data based onWorld Bank data, 2009
13. War on drugs, more than speeches, a daily basis issue for Latin Americans
14. 15. Photo: Reuters pictures
16. Cocaine routes
17. US
18. Russia
19. Iran
20. conclusions
Ben Zala:
There is a growing consensus amongst many analysts and grass roots organisations that approaches to national, regional and international security are deeply flawed, and are distracting the worlds politicians from developing realistic and sustainable solutions to the non-traditional threats facing the world.
21. Thank you!


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