Feb 03, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about the US war on drugs and the new approach the US needs to take in Latin America.
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.
Latin American Program in the News: ¿Qué tanto sabe usted acerca de la marihuana? ¿Se atreve a tomar un test?
Jan 20, 2014
Latin American Program Scholar Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara authored this article on public knowledge of marijuana, published by Razonpublica.com. This article is in Spanish.
Jan 15, 2014
The Wilson Center Press report “The Criminal Diaspora: The Transnational Diffusion of Organized Crime and How to Contain Its Expansion,” edited by Latin American Program scholar Juan Carlos Garzón and Associate Director Eric L. Olson, is cited by this op-ed about reform of marijuana laws. This article is in Spanish.
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.