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Latin American Program in the News: "Analista: 'Venezuela enfrenta un momento crucial'"

Feb 20, 2014
In an interview with Voz de América, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses the current situation in Venezuela. This interview is in Spanish.

Cynthia J. Arnson's remarks on the recent developments in Venezuela

Feb 13, 2014
Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Venezuela, leaving three people shot to death and many injured.

Crises in Ukraine: 2004 and 2013 in comparative context

Jan 31, 2014
Big scale political crises occur in Ukraine approximately once in a decade, with each next crisis more devastating than the previous one. However, if the crises of 1994 and 2004 resulted in a change of power, the crisis of 2013 so far has not been resolved.

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.

What the West Must Do for Ukraine

Jan 29, 2014
Ukraine is on the verge of spinning out of control. A pro-European protest that began more than two months ago in Kiev’s central square has flared into broad, angry opposition to the authoritarian policies of President Viktor F. Yanukovych. If the United States and European Union wish to encourage a peaceful resolution, they must use their leverage now. Otherwise the situation could degenerate further, to the point where the West will be no more than a spectator.

Public health and human rights: The new language of the drug policy debate

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).

Latin American Program in the News: U.S. Vows Support for Colombia Peace Talks

Dec 06, 2013
Cynthia Arnson discusses the status of peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), the largest guerrilla organization in the country.

Latin American Program in the News: Las FARC y el narcotráfico: el motivo y el pretexto

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.

Latin American Program in the News: Three Policy Prescriptions for Crime in Honduras

Nov 25, 2013
The country with the highest murder rate in the world isn’t Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s Honduras, just a two and a half hour flight from Miami.

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