Central America News

What USAID Impact Study Says about CentAm Community Crime Prevention

Dec 05, 2014
In this article, Eric Olson is quoted on crime prevention in Central America. This article also references a Wilson Center Assessment and past event titled "Are Crime and Violence Prevention Programs Working in Central America?"

La propuesta de Fundesa para rescatar a Guatemala

Nov 21, 2014
This article discusses Fundesa's proposal to adopt strategies in Guatemala, modeled after those implemented in New York under Mayor Giuliani, to reduce crime and violence. A reference is made to the Wilson Center and a conference paper for the Latin American Program. This article is in Spanish.

Assistant Secretary Lago at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Forum on Promoting Growth and Development in Central America

Nov 19, 2014
This article mentions Cynthia Arnson’s participation in the Inter-American Development Bank’s forum, “Investing in Central America: Opening Up Opportunities for Growth.”

Fresh surge of migrants possible if news stirs hope, some predict

Nov 19, 2014
Eric Olson is quoted in this article about the potential impact of President Obama's immigration reform on migration from Central America.

Shannon llega a C.A. a verificar los avances en combate a la inseguridad

Nov 02, 2014
This article about State Department Counselor Tom Shannon's trip to the Northern Triangle references the Latin American Program's October 30th event on crime prevention in Central America. This article is in Spanish.

Central America’s kingpins of graft

Sep 22, 2014
Eric Olson is quoted in this article about the corruption cases of former President Francisco Flores in El Salvador and Mario Zelaya, former head of the Honduran Institute of Social Security.

ONU: Niños migrantes, default, Maduro...

Sep 22, 2014
Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the recent wave of child migrants and other current issues in the region.

Fleeing Central America's Killing Streets

Sep 09, 2014
This article about violence and organized crime in Central America, and its effect on migration, quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson.

El país que entregó las cárceles a sus pandilleros

Sep 05, 2014
The Latin American Program's report "Drug Trafficking Organizations in Central America: Transportistas, Mexican Cartels and Maras", written by former Latin AMerican Program Fellow Steven Dudley, is cited in this article on gangs in El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.

Central American Diplomats Urge Compassion in Child Migration Crisis

Sep 02, 2014
This article, which addresses the U.S. and Central American response to the crisis stemming from the recent wave of unaccompanied minors migrating to the United States, quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson's remarks during the July 24, 2014 event "Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions."

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