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CAMPI Launches Militarization in Latin America Website

Jun 17, 2020 |

From Mexico to Chile, Latin American militaries are increasingly visible in domestic security roles, with significant implications for both security and democracy. The Militarization in Latin America website is intended to help illuminate this rapidly evolving phenomenon, as manifested in 12 key countries around the region. The website provides detailed narrative descriptions of internal military roles and democratic oversight, as well as an interactive tool to examine and compare the status of 25 indicators across the country set. Visitors to the site will gain crucial context to understand the ever more frequent appearance of troops and generals in situations ranging from anticrime operations to street protests to inter-institutional political battles. The Militarization in Latin America site emerges from a student-led project at UT-Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs during the 2019-2020 academic year. The website address is