Central America News

Latin American Program in the News: Is World's Most Powerful Drug Kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Hiding in Honduras?

Nov 22, 2013
Eric Olson, LAP Associate Director, comments to Forbes on recent speculations that Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman might have left Mexico and be hiding out in Honduras.

Latin American Program in the News: Roger Noriega accuses Honduran candidate’s husband of drug-trafficking links

Nov 22, 2013
The neo-con former U.S. diplomat and current lobbyist apparently isn’t a fan of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya or his wife, presidential candidate Xiomara Castro.

Honduras Election: Moving Beyond the Left-Right Divide

Nov 22, 2013
"Hondurans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president and Congress. While elections in this very poor Central American country of roughly 8 million are not generally the focus of international concern, this time there are issues at stake that sound off alarms far beyond its borders," writes Eric Olson in The Miami Herald.

Latin American Program in the News: Historic Coups Affect New Elections

Nov 21, 2013
LAP Associate Director Eric Olson was interviewed by LatinPulse, which is produced by American University’s School of Communication. He discussed the current political parties and the upcoming elections in Honduras.

Latin American Program in the News: La mujer que perforó la impunidad en Guatemala

Nov 20, 2013
Wilson Center Scholar, Juan Carlos Garzón, is quoted in an article on 180.com about the judicial changes that have occurred under Guatemalan Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz. The article analyzes whether the changes that have been made will continue once Paz y Paz steps down at the end of 2014. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: World's Most Powerful Drug Dealer Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Makes A Mockery Of U.S. Law Enforcement

Nov 20, 2013
In an interview with Forbes.com, Eric Olson discusses the recent discovery of yet another 'super tunnel' from Mexico into the United States and what it means regarding the evolution of cartels in Mexico.

Latin American Program in the News: OAS Secretary General Participates in Presentation of UNDP Report on Citizen Security

Nov 14, 2013
LAP Director Cyndi Arnson participated in a presentation of a UNDP report on citizen security. She commented on the strength of government institutions in Latin America and the need for judicial reform.

Latin American Program in the News: The trajectory of populism in Latin America

Nov 14, 2013
Prashanth Perumal of Mint reviews recent publication, "Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century", a collection of papers edited by Cynthia Arnson and Carlos de la Torre. He says the publication offers not just a well-rounded survey of the nature and dynamics of political populism in Latin America, but also the ideological undercurrents at work.

Latin American Program in the News: La política de la seguridad ciudadana

Nov 14, 2013
Wilson Center scholar Lucía Dammert authors an opinion piece for Informe Regional de Desarrollo Humano about the criminal phenomenon in Latin America, and how the daily lives of Latin Americans are impacted by ineffectual government and a rising crime rate. She discusses the need for political change in order to achieve citizen security in the region. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Blackwell, OEA: "no es aceptable que un marero utilice tecnología desde los penales"

Oct 31, 2013
Ambassador Adam Blackwell, Secretary of Multidimensional Security at the Organization of American States, discusses ideas presented by him and other speakers at the Latin American Program's event "What Happens When Governments Negotiate with Criminal Networks? Case Studies from the Americas." This article is in Spanish.

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