Prisons: problems and challenges for the Americas

This report, produced by FLASCO Chile, offers statistical information and tables on numerous prisons concerns in the Latin American region. Some countries and areas examined are the Andean Region, Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, South America, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and more.

Corruption & Fraud

Anti-Corruption Database

"This link collection (only available in Spanish) is ordered according to the regional geography of the Americas. It contains links to various government institutions, NGOs and commercial enterprises concerned with curbing corruption. The site is easy to navigate with nice icons and annotations for each link, and with well-organized links to the institutions and organizations in some of the member countries."

Drugs & Alcohol

Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) - Annual Reports

"CICAD's core mission is to strengthen the human and institutional capabilities and harness the collective energy of its member states to reduce the production, trafficking and use and abuse of drugs in the Americas." These annual reports discuss the Commission's evaluations of . (website)

Research & Statistics

ECLAC - Social Panorama of Latin America
This report, produced by United Nation's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), includes analysis of poverty, social exclusion and unequal income distribution, and youth and family violence in Latin America: the social agenda and inclusive approaches. (Archive)

Statistical Yearbook for Latin American and the Caribbean
This yearly reports, produced by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, contains social, economic and environmental data from the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.