Crime News

Latin American Program in the News: What Does El Salvador's Homicide Distribution Say About the Gang Truce? and How to Strengthen the Fragile Gang Truce in El Salvador

Jul 18, 2013
Juan Carlos Garzón authored a two-part series in InSight Crime about the geographical distribution of El Salvador's violence since the gang truce in March 2012.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first six months: a conversation with Duncan Wood - Mexico Institute in the News

Jun 27, 2013
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood comments on Peña Nieto's first six months in office and the evolving security situation in Mexico.

Crime Violence in Mexico: Is the Tide Turning?

Jun 26, 2013
Recent government statistics suggest that an almost decade long focus on reducing crime related violence in Mexico is working. But do the numbers accurately depict what’s really happening? Are the efforts of the new administration and its recent predecessors improving public safety and helping to change the country’s image? Our guest, David Shirk, has been following the situation for many years and offers a broad perspective on what’s gone before, the current situation, and prospects for the future during this edition of CONTEXT.

2013 U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Innovation and Cooperation Awards

Jun 24, 2013
The Border Research Partnership announces its 2013 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Crossborder Collaboration and Innovation. The awards will honor bi-national collaboration and innovation in public safety, transportation planning, environmental stewardship, education, health, and the arts, among other fields.

Minor drug busts at border checkpoint breaking Texas county’s budget

Jun 19, 2013
This article cites Eric L. Olson who comments on drug smuggling and US Law Enforcement.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama in Central America

May 07, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed on the importance of the Obama’s trip to Central America by La Voz de América.

Latin American Program in the News: In Latin America, Obama Stresses Partnership

May 07, 2013
Eric Olson was talked to NPR from Costa Rica where he witnessed the President Obama’s trip to San José.

Latin American Program in the News: Peace with FARC possibly within reach

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arson remarks upon the encouraging prospects of a negotiated peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC while addressing the concerns that lay ahead.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama begins bilateral meeting with Peña Nieto

May 06, 2013
Associate Eric L. Olson comments on concerns shared by U.S. officials regarding the new Mexican government, which seems less inclined to provide the same level of deep cooperation with U.S. law enforcement officers in cracking down on bi-national arms trafficking. This was also published in NorthJersey and in Tico Times.

Latin American Program in the News: Neighbors in Arms

May 06, 2013
Associate Colby Goodman discusses arms trafficking between the United States and Central America and the nefarious impact that it is having on the region's overall security.

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