• 00:09    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:18    |    
    • Personal experience regarding libertarian ideas
    • Central American context
    • Private sector and security
  • 05:12    |    
    Current situation in Central America
  • Conformity
  • 07:00    |    
    War and politics
  • Lessons and premises
  • 10:00    |    
    Example of Colombia
    • Colombia's success
    • Contributing factors
    • Drug war migration
  • 17:59    |    
    Example of Mexico
  • Strategy
  • 19:33    |    
    Objectives and goals
    • Three important pillars
    • Failure of states
    • Presence of state
    • Changes in democracy
    • Insecurity in Guatemala
    • Casualties in Iraq
  • 30:53    |    
    Absence of private sector from dialogue
  • Consequences of criminality
  • 35:52    |    
    Central American perspectives
    • Lack of institutions
    • Globalization
    • Lack of organization
  • 41:01    |    
  • Quotes, n Thomas Hobbes
  • 44:11    |    
    Question and answer period
    • How did we get to this point of a lack of security?
    • How did the private sector in Colombia fight violence?
    • What capability lies in the Central American countries to lobby US government in order to fight against violence?
    • How do you apply the analysis you have made to gangs or to the Hugo Chávez political strategy in the region?
  • 01:05:15    |    
    Final credits

The Present Landscape of Civil Society in the Hemisphere

New Media  | 28 de junio de 2010  | Vistas: 101

Roger Pardo-Maurer talks about the situation that the Central American region is facing in relation to security issues. His vast years of experience have led him to believe that Central America has a lot to learn from its neighboring countries, like Colombia that has managed to handle its security-related problems. The main message Pardo-Maurer wants to send out is that of not settling and accepting the conditions that Central America is being faced with, but trying to unravel the complicated process of reinstituting a state that is present in the entire region. In order for this region to surpass the streak of violence that is currently daunting over it, it is key to identify objectives, allocate its resources sensibly and center on morale. He also discusses the importance of the private sector taking an active part in the reconstruction of the region. Pardo-Maurer focuses on the inalienable right of man to be secure.

Versión en español El panorama actual de la sociedad civil en el hemisferio


Roger Pardo-Maurer es ex subsecretario adjunto de defensa de Bureau of…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín