Crime News

Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope on Mexico’s drug cartels and ongoing violence

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.

What’s Behind the Hostility Toward Women in Iran

Oct 27, 2014
"Parliamentarians’ renewed obsession with women’s dress and male-female workplace mixing represents a throwback to the early days of the Islamic revolution, when women who did not observe the Islamic dress code were subject to 70 lashes and when men and women were segregated in university classrooms, buses and elsewhere," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

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.

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.

Blast in Chile is 29th Bomb This Year, but Perpetrators Remain Mysterious

Sep 09, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the recent string of bombings in Chile.

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.

Journalism and Security in Mexico

Sep 03, 2014
Since 2008, journalists' rights to write and express their opinions had been seriously limited in Mexico. Mexico is now one of the world's most dangerous and complicated places to practice journalism. Read the latest article by Diana Negroponte, a member of the Mexico Institute's Advisory Board.

Drug Trafficking - How Drugs Get Here

Sep 02, 2014
The Latin American Program's 2012 publication "Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in the Americas: Major Trends in the Twenty-First Century" was referenced in this article about drug trafficking to the United States.

New Americas Quarterly Released: Higher Education and Competitiveness

Jul 29, 2014
Program Director Cynthia Arnson has an article on Colombia in this edition of the journal "Americas Quarterly."

Central American foreign ministers meet in Washington to lobby Obama on immigration crisis

Jul 24, 2014
Program Director is quoted in the Tico Times about how the solution to the decrease of extremely high levels of crime and poverty in Central America will take more than a "magic bullet".

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