Dec 03, 2014
RCN La Radio interviews Program Director Cynthia Arnson on President Obama’s citizen security measures. This interview is in Spanish.
Nov 21, 2014
It’s been two months since the arrest and disappearance of a group of Mexican students, and anger and demands for answers and justice continues to grow. What does this tragic situation tell us about security in Mexico? And has government and law enforcement, at all levels, responded effectively? These are just some of the questions addressed by Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood during this episode of NOW.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 09, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the recent string of bombings in Chile.
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.
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.