Drugs News

Op-Eds and Media Highlights: Summer 2013

Jul 31, 2013
See op-eds and select media appearances for our staff, scholars, and affiliates.

Latin American Program in the News: After kingpin’s capture, new battlegrounds emerge along Texas-Mexico border

Jul 26, 2013
This article on the effects of the capture of Zetas leader quotes Eric Olson and Gema Santamaría, one of the contributing authors of our most recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora.

Latin American Program in the News: Guatemala: la cambiante cara del narco

Jul 26, 2013
This article on drug-related violence cites Colby Goodman´s paper, “U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico.”

Latin American Program in the News: Los carteles se fragmentan y expanden

Jul 23, 2013
This article references the Wilson Center publication "La Diáspora Criminal: La difusión transnacional del Crimen Organizado y cómo contener su expansión"

Eric L. Olson Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Jul 20, 2013
Olson joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.

Latin American Program in the News: Violencia y crimen detonado en México y AL por criminales deportados de EE.UU: Wilson Center

Jul 19, 2013
This article on crime and violence in Mexico extensively site the recent LAP report, "The Criminal Diaspora." This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Nuevos mercados, opción para economía del narco

Jul 19, 2013
This article on new markets providing options for the drug economy quotes key findings from our recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: La diáspora criminal

Jul 19, 2013
The Mexico-based organization Colectivo de Análisis de la Seguridad con Democracia A. C. (CASEDE) features LAP's recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. This feature is in Spanish.

La encrucijada gubernamental por controlar la tregua de pandillas

Jul 17, 2013
This article references comments by visiting scholar Juan Carlos Garzon on the gang-truce in El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.

Alfredo Corchado On the Capture of "40" the Leader of the Zetas Drug Cartel

Jul 16, 2013
“This guy has defined the decade,” Alfredo Corchado told the Wilson Center. “He changed the dynamics of trafficking. He was a game changer. Communities have been silenced because of him.” Alfredo Corchado worked on his book "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent Into Darkness" while a Wilson Center public policy scholar in 2010.

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