The Wilson Center and Drugs
Dec 15, 2014
As part of its ongoing monitoring of the peace process in Colombia, the Latin American Program is pleased to share with you a new study of the FARC’s involvement in Colombia’s illegal drug trade. more
Nov 07, 2014
Director Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope discuss the ongoing violence and what Mexico is doing to combat the cartels on CCTV America's The Heat. more
Nov 05, 2014
Latin American Program Fellow Joseph Tulchin is quoted in this article about growing social liberalization in Latin America. This article is in Spanish. more
Director Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope discuss the ongoing violence and what Mexico is doing to combat the cartels on CCTV America's The Heat.
Latin American Program Fellow Joseph Tulchin is quoted in this article about growing social liberalization in Latin America. This article is in Spanish.
El Espectador recently published an article by Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón, in which he critiques a report on myths about drug legalization. This article is in Spanish.
In an editorial piece for El Espectador, Latin America Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón outlines important recommendations from a recently release report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy and implications for policy change in Colombia.
September 18, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Six expert panelists weigh in on the difficult situation facing Central American youth and offer possible solutions for improving their opportunities for education and employment.
June 27, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The prevalence of drunkenness in Russia is often dismissed as cliché— a cultural quirk of little political significance. But just as vodka plays a central role in Russian society, so too is it central to understanding Russian history and politics.
May 13, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are continuing in Havana, focused now on the issue of a "solution to the problem of illicit drugs." The formal agenda for the negotiations includes crop substitution, participatory rural development, and more broadly, a "solution to the phenomenon of the production and commercialization of narcotics." If an agreement is reached, how will the dynamic of drug trafficking in Colombia change in the post-conflict era?
As part of its ongoing monitoring of the peace process in Colombia, the Latin American Program is pleased to share with you a new study of the FARC’s involvement in Colombia’s illegal drug trade.
Homicide in El Salvador’s Municipalities: Spatial Clusters and the Causal Role of Neighborhood Effects, Population Pressures, Poverty, and Education
Matthew C. Ingram and Karise M. Curtis have joined together to use some innovative analytical tools to study homicides in El Salvador.
The report examines the public health, social development and citizen security impacts of retail drug markets in major urban areas in the Americas and how traditional law enforcement approaches have altered and, at times, exacerbated the security situation.
In light of recent desperate measures taken by vigilantes and armed self-defense groups in rural Mexico, a new book, Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, provides timely analysis of constructive responses from Mexican society to fight crime and violence. Here is what the authors had to say.
Head of Transnational Threats Division, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), U.S. Department of State
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her most recent work has focused on democratic governance, conflict resolution, citizen security and organized crime, international relations, and U.S. policy in the Western...