he CASLA Institute publishes a wide variety of resources, most of which are available to download free of charge. These include books, case studies, newsletters and research reports. Use the menu to browse our publications by type. The following are publications issued by CASLA specialists in collaboration with the Asociación de Iberoamericanos por la Libertad (Association of Ibero-Americans for Freedom, or AIL) and supported by the Community of Madrid.
Escenarios de Centroamérica
Escenarios de Centroamérica: Participación social, partidos políticos, democracia y Estado de derecho en Centroamérica 2020 (Central-America Scenarios: Social participation, political parties, democracy and rule of law in Central America 2020) by Álvaro Dubón (Madrid: AIL, 2010). The author argues that Central America is at a crossroads: Either real political, social and economic changes begin in the region, or it continues sinking into the vortex of corruption, insecurity, poverty and populism.The purpose of this book is to present what the author believes are the most feasable scenarios in the next few years.
Juegos de guerra en el Pacífico
Sobre un improbable conflicto armado entre Chile y Perú (War Games in the Pacific: On the unlikely conflict between Chile and Peru) by Carlos Gonzalez Sháněl and Luis A. Doñas (Madrid: AIL, 2010). The authors draw on several theoretical lines, mainly the “democratic peace,” which argues that consolidated democracies (with few exceptions) have never gone to war with each other. Under a democratic regime, states conduct their diplomacy, trade and politics, in general, very differently than countries under authoritarian systems. It is in this context that Juegos de Guerra en el Pacífico follows the state of the relationship between Chile and Peru, perhaps the worst since 1974.