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Central America and the Caribbean

Reducing Urban Violence: A Common Vision for the Western Hemisphere

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Flavia Carbonari

This report authored by a group of experts from Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and the United States discusses a regional vision for reducing urban violence in the Western Hemisphere.

Skyline of Caracas, Venezuela at dawn.
Stig Nygaard
Defense and Security

Reducing Urban Violence and Improving Youth Outcomes in the Americas

RESEARCH
Report

Thirty leaders from Latin American and Caribbean countries met to discuss how to improve safety, reduce violence, and ultimately better the lives of young people living in cities.

Charu Chaturvedi
Global Cities

Small Farmers, Big Retailers: Are New Sourcing Strategies a Path to Inclusion?

RESEARCH
Report by Hope C. Michelson

As retail-led agricultural marketing systems in emerging economies continue to develop, governments, NGOs, and companies can benefit from each other's experiences and examples to date.

A shelf of fresh produce at a grocery store
Food and Agriculture

Public Supports Ending Cuba Embargo

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

2015 Chicago Council Survey data show that Americans favor lifting the trade embargo on Cuba and believe the changes will benefit both countries.

Cuban flag
Amy Goodman
Public Opinion

Latinos Resemble Other Americans in Preferences for US Foreign Policy

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

This report finds that US Latinos prioritize protecting jobs, favor strong leadership abroad, rank terrorism as a critical threat, and support US military superiority.

City crosswalk busy with pedestrians.
Public Opinion