Latin America Rights & Security

About Latin America Rights & Security

Providing peaceful alternatives to militarized policies that neither serve U.S. interests nor benefit the people of the hemisphere. 

Comprised of four projects – Cuba, TransBorder, Americas and Just the Facts –  CIP’s Latin America Rights & Security program (LARS) covers a wide-range of issues relating to the United States’ relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean. From providing alternatives to the failed drug war to reforming ineffective border security issues to finding new ways to encourage cooperation with Cuba, the Latin America Rights & Security program advocates a U.S. policy to Latin America and the Caribbean based on cooperation, demilitarization and respect for human rights.

Looking for our old Colombia Program website? Please find our Colombia Program archives here.

Advancing a Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

By Bill Goodfellow

Nov-10-2014 | Report

Check out what the Center for International Policy has been up to in 2014 with our end-of-year brochure... Read More »

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

By Bill Goodfellow

May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

By CIP

Dec-09-2013 | Report

Find out how CIP can make a difference in facing some of the world's largest problems... Read More »

Can the Violence in Honduras Be Stopped?

By Sarah Kinosian, William D. Hartung, Lisa Haugaard

Feb-19-2015 | Article

Nearly 100 percent of the murders in Honduras' second city go unsolved. Community development, not militarization, is the answer... Read More »

What Makes Salvador Brazil's Most Violent City

By Sarah Kinosian

Feb-04-2015 | Article

Despite Salvador's economic boom in recent years, problems like economic inequality, racial tensions, and unemployment persist, feeding crime and violence. As murder rates and drug use continue to climb in northern Brazil, it looks like those who live on the periphery of Bahia's capital will likely remain vulnerable to the whims of the underworld... Read More »

Dysfunctional Drones Underscore Mission Mess at Homeland Security

By Tom Barry

Jan-21-2015 | Article

President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are committed to more drone surveillance of US borders. Over the past year, the president has called for emergency supplemental funding for DHS to fund a "sustained border security surge," including new funding for border drones... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

A Celebration of the Cuba Policy Changes

Feb-24-15 | The National Press Club

Join us in celebrating the recent restoration of relations between the U.S. and Cuba... Read More »

The 2013 State Department and Foreign Operations Aid Request and Latin America and the Caribbean

By Abigail Poe

Mar-01-2012 | Fact Sheet

On February 13, the Obama administration released its 2013 budget request to Congress, which includes its request for State Department and Foreign Operations assistance in FY2013. Here are a few things we observed in the new foreign assistance budget for Latin America and the Caribbean. ... Read More »