Drugs News

Latin American Program in the News: "In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants"

Jul 15, 2013
Eric Olson is featured in the Washington Post on the rise in migrants from Central America passing through Mexico.

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.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America tries for a kinder, gentler War on Drugs

Jun 26, 2013
This article quotes comments by Eric L. Olson on the hemispheric drug policy reform.

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: Secretario General de la OEA presentó el Informe sobre el Problema de Drogas ante audiencia y expertos estadounidenses

Jun 15, 2013
This article highlights last week’s Latin American Program event at the Wilson Center, “Drug Policy in the Hemisphere: Is it Time for Reform?” and quotes Eric Olson. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: New Push at OAS to Alter Anti-Drug Approach

Jun 06, 2013
Cynthia Arnson commented on drug policy and U.S.-Latin America relationship in this article. “The message has been sent that the hemisphere wants to look at alternative approaches and wants the United States to be part of that discussion,” stated Arnson.

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.

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