Latin America News

Latin American Program in the News: "Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches"

Jul 12, 2013
This article on smuggled weapons coming into Mexico features quotes from Eric Olson.

Widespread Protests in Brazil Challenge Government to Respond

Jul 02, 2013
Mass protests across Brazil surprised politicians at all levels of government when they began in June following a brutal police response to demonstrations against increases in public transport fares in São Paulo. Paulo Sotero, just back from Brazil, described what’s happening and what it represents.

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: Trade with Asia Protects Latin America from Global Economic Swings

Jun 26, 2013
This article provides an overview of the LAP event held on June 20th, 2013, "Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century."

Latin American Program in the News: Cynthia Arnson on civil war, dictatorship, and democracy

Jun 26, 2013
Cynthia Arnson's interview on Efecto Naim about the challenges of democratization and the advantages that former dictatorships have in forming stable post-war societies.

Latin American Program in the News: Amid Growing Spying Scandal, US Allies in Region Join Chorus of Discontent

Jun 26, 2013
This article on Latin American nations asking the U.S. to further discuss an alleged spying program quotes Cynthia Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: Dr. Cynthia Arnson Talks about Social Change and Crime Rate Trends in Latin America

Jun 26, 2013
Cynthia Arnson's interview on "Americas Now" on crime rate trends in Latin America and reasons behind the decrease in crime in some countries.

Latin American Program in the News: El tráfico de armas de EE UU hacia Centroamérica, un misterio en expansión

Jun 26, 2013
This article refers to Wilson Center Scholar Colby Goodman's paper on U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Piñera y Obama estrechan relación bilateral y acuerdan rumbo al TPP

Jun 26, 2013
This article quotes Cynthia Arnson’s comments on the Chile-U.S. relationship are quoted in this article. Arnson said that the cooperation between both countries won’t be limited to commerce, and that “other sectors involved in the bilateral relations will be education, science and technology”. This article is in Spanish

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.

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