• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:19    |    
  • 03:03    |    
    Cost of security in terms of human lives
  • Murder rates in Central America
  • 05:14    |    
    Guatemala´s image abroad
    • International immigration
    • Failed state
    • Crime and impunity crisis
    • Failed institutions
    • Drug traffic problem
    • Costs related to crime
    • Costs related to terrorism
    • What qualifies as terrorism?
    • Media misinformation
  • 18:58    |    
    Current state of affairs
    • Lack of authority credibility
    • Police agent profile
    • Government failure in basic services
    • Government perspective on national issues
    • Creation of a new ministry
  • 29:28    |    
    Cost of insecurity in monetary terms
    • Robberies in Guatemala
    • National cost of security
    • Tax rates
    • Private security
    • Issues on public services
    • Lack of competitiveness for companies
    • Economic cost of violence in Guatemala
    • Study of cost of violence in Guatemala by the United Nations
  • 43:44    |    
    Solution proposals
    • Strong government presence
    • Security budget increase
    • Judicial system strengthening
    • Security system decentralization
    • Machiavellian system
    • Prepared security forces
  • 57:32    |    
  • 59:05    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Indigenous justice
    • Security costs for companies
  • 01:04:34    |    
    Final words
  • 01:05:37    |    
    Final credits

The Role of Government and Insecurity

New Media  | 28 de junio de 2010  | Vistas: 74

About this video

In this conference Fernando Monterroso unveils some of Guatemala's main problems and proposes interesting solutions to solve them, all of this in the midst of one of the country's worst security and social crises on its history.  He describes how the government, through its diverse institutions has been unable to provide basic services such as security, which plays an elemental role on social development.  According to the data presented, he demonstrates how corruption, insecurity, and robberies tend to be the major menaces for the entire population.  Monterroso explains all the costs this situation conveys, the image being sent abroad to other countires regarding our own, and how it affects every person, specially on economic matters. By pointing out all the basic problems our country suffers, he presents  several ideas intended to ammend all the difficulties being dealt with every day.

Versión en español El papel del gobierno y la inseguridad


The Role of Government and Insecurity
Fernando Monterroso

Business School Building, EN-601
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, June 28, 2010

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, July 2010
Camera: Joni Vasquez, Mario Estrada; digital editing: Alfredo Jop; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content reviser: Sofía Díaz, Daphne Ortiz; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz


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