CNA’s Latin American Affairs program applies CNA’s rigorous and diverse methodological skills, its policy and operational experience, and its commitment to in-depth, on-the-ground data collection and analysis to issues regarding Latin American security and inter-American security relations.
The Latin American Affairs team includes analysts with years of experience conducting field research on issues of security, political affairs, environmental policy, and development in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina, and across Central America. The program’s analysts are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. In their research and analysis, the core team collaborates with other CNA analytical groups and experts who have special knowledge of policing and criminal investigation operations and techniques, leadership and group network analyses, advanced security technologies, advanced statistical analyses, and military and security policy. The Latin American Affairs team also collaborates regularly with a network of security and political experts in countries across the region.
The Latin American Affairs program conducts projects in support of a range of public agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Homeland Defense Department (including Customs and Border Protection), foreign governments (especially security and defense ministries), and independent foundations. Recent projects have covered the following themes: