Oct 09, 2013
In an interview with Plaza Pública (Guatemala) Juan Carlos Garzón, a Wilson Center visiting scholar, discusses the current debate on drugs and narcotrafficking. He discusses the shifting conversation on 'the war on drugs' and changing views in the United States and across Latin America about drugs and drug policy. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA participó en mesa redonda sobre los nuevos enfoques en la política de drogas organizada por Misión de Uruguay
Sep 17, 2013
This press release, from the Organization of American States, recaps a roundtable that the Uruguayan Mission hosted with regional experts about a new focus on drug politics. Director Cynthia Arnson discussed the high correlation between the number of homicides and a large drug trafficking presence in a given area. This article is in Spanish.
Aug 27, 2013
Cynthia Arnson's interview on HuffPost Live about the challenges of the Colombian peace process and the difficulties of obtaining Colombian security stability.
Aug 13, 2013
This article on drug-related gang violence in Honduras and the region quotes Eric Olson.
Aug 06, 2013
Eric Olson is quoted in this article on an increase on drug possession charges impacting Texas’ Hudspeth County’s budget.
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.
Jul 26, 2013
This article on drug-related violence cites Colby Goodman´s paper, “U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico.”
Jul 23, 2013
This article references the Wilson Center publication "La Diáspora Criminal: La difusión transnacional del Crimen Organizado y cómo contener su expansión"
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.