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#EndViolence in Latin America: a lifetime approach to prevention

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Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Time: 14:00 - 15:30 GMT/ 9:00 am - 10:30 am ET or convert time
Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC and online

By the time you have read this, somewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean someone has probably died by homicide. In fact, the region sees at least four homicide victims every 15 minutes.

As insecurity has skyrocketed over the years it has become abundantly clear that there is no magic formula or policy to address it. We will not solve this problem by relying solely on heavier law enforcement, on higher education, or on lower unemployment; but instead through a combined approach.

The report “Stop the violence in Latin America” looks at prevention in a new and comprehensive way.  It argues that effective prevention starts before birth, and, contrary to common perceptions, well-designed policies can also be successful for adults, for at-risk individuals and for offenders.

On February 7, a panel of high-profile experts will discuss the report’s findings and best global practices to address this issue.  You can watch it live on this page and send us questions for our experts via this tool or by Facebook and Twitter.

The hosts will be Jorge Familiar, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Laura Chioda, the author of the report.

The panelists will beRodrigo Guerrero, Former Mayor of Cali, Colombia, Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Assistant Professor, University of Texas – Rio Gran Valley, Wilson Center Fellow; Eric L. Olson, Associate Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center; Daniel Lederman, World Bank Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean; and moderator Ray Suarez, independent journalist.

The event will take place at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. It will be streamed live in English and Spanish and the commentary section will be open for questions and comments. 

You can also follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using #EndViolence


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Vice President, Latin America the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Lead Economist and Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Bank
Former Mayor of Cali, Colombia
Associate Professor, Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Associate Director, Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC
Senior Economist, World Bank
Independent Journalist