Here’s video of a full-length lecture I gave (virtually) two weeks ago, on November 15, at Syracuse University’s Moynihan Center. It’s called “Beyond ‘Soldiers as Police’: The Military’s Growing Role in 21st Century Latin American Democracies.” With no strict time limit, I got to go through:
- the region’s post-1980s transitions to democracy,
- the subsequent move to use soldiers as police,
- how ineffective that turned out to be against organized crime,
- increased politicization of militaries starting circa 2018-19,
- how this overlays with authoritarian populist leaders,
- how the pandemic affects all this,
- use of militaries for crowd control, and
- where this might all be headed.
VIew it below, or at Syracuse University’s site.