The Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies 2017-02-27T09:42:22-07:00 Nancy Pearson Mackie Open Journal Systems The Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies Occasional Paper Number 9 (2013): Latin American Security: Canadian and International Perspectives 2017-02-27T09:42:22-07:00 Monique Greenwood Santos Greenwood Santos Stephen J. Randall The papers and presentations in this volume were part of an<br />international conference on Latin American and Caribbean basin security<br />issues hosted by the Latin American Research Centre at the University of<br />Calgary in May, 2013. Focusing on Canadian security policies in the region,<br />the conference went beyond traditional notions of security and focused<br />on a range of human security issues: the impact of insecurity on violence<br />against women, the role of illegal armed groups, organized crime, guerrilla<br />insurgencies, youth gangs, and the impact which armed conflict has on the<br />physical environment. The findings of this conference suggest that, with<br />increased private sector investment in the region combined, growing trade<br />ties have implications for the image of Canada in the region and necessitate<br />a close and effective working relationship between government and<br />the private sector to ensure that international standards pertaining to the<br />environment and human rights are observed. 2013-12-23T13:22:26-07:00 Copyright (c)