Feb 03, 2014
In this article about a proposal for a "Plan Colombia II" created by Senator Juan Fernando Cristo, the president of the Colombian Congress, Latin American Program Director is quoted about U.S. aid in El Salvador pre- and post-conflict. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: "Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán To Be Protagonist In New TV Narco-Thriller"
Jan 30, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about television network UniMás's plans to serialize the life of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
Jan 10, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, provides commentary on the causes of violent crime in Latin America and possible solutions.
Jan 08, 2014
Summary of the The 54th Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control (CICAD, in Spanish) of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Dec 19, 2013
Cartel thugs have become increasingly savvy with social media: posting photographs and videos of themselves decapitating victims with chainsaws and machetes; wielding gold-plated assault weapons; pouting in sexy poses; and warning civilians not to snitch on them.
Dec 11, 2013
This article discusses Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' recent visit to Washington, D.C. Most sectors in Washington see Colombia as having had tremendous success in the past decade, although there is much less optimism in Colombia. Cynthia Arnson discusses the high-level talks and gives an analysis of perceptions in Colombia. This article is in Spanish.
Dec 03, 2013
This article discusses the role that the Honduran military played in the election of National Party candidate, Juan Orlando Hernandez. Eric Olson discusses how the military has become a political actor and why the region is likely to become more militarized.
Dec 03, 2013
Wilson Center expert, Juan Carlos Garzón, discusses the role the narcotrafficking is playing in the negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC. He says that narcotrafficking and the role that FARC has played in that has been exaggerated. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: In Honduras vote, new lesson in how the drug war steers politics
Dec 03, 2013
This article discusses the recent elections in Honduras and platforms that the candidates each ran on regarding drugs and crime. LAP Associate Director, Eric Olson, discusses what to expect from president-elect Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Nov 30, 2013
Exalcalde de Nueva York vino a explicar el milagro que hizo en su ciudad. Pero ni hubo milagro ni el modelo le serviría a Colombia: ¿será que vamos a dar palos de ciego?