Latin America News

Drug gang violence: Very bad things are happening in Honduras

Aug 13, 2013
This article on drug-related gang violence in Honduras and the region quotes Eric Olson.

Border Drug Busts Putting Strain On Texas County's Budget

Aug 06, 2013
Eric Olson is quoted in this article on an increase on drug possession charges impacting Texas’ Hudspeth County’s budget.

Op-Eds and Media Highlights: Summer 2013

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

Pope Francis Challenges Brazil’s Leaders to Address Economic Inequality

Jul 26, 2013
The first Latin American Pope has come to Brazil with a message that challenges leaders to address the needs of the “have-nots” at a time when citizens have become increasingly restless about economic inequality. Will Pope Francis’ message have an impact on Brazilian politics and renew interest in the Catholic Church among Brazil’s youth? Paulo Sotero provides context.

Latin American Program in the News: "Efecto cucaracha" en bandas de región C.A.

Jul 26, 2013
This article on organized crime groups in Central America extensively cites the Latin America Program’s report, “The Criminal Diaspora,” edited by Juan Carlos Garzón and Eric Olson. This article is in Spanish.

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: Cynthia Arnson sobre El Salvador: La intensa polarización es un obstáculo a la lucha contra grupos criminales

Jul 26, 2013
This article features an interview with Cynthia Arnson about criminal groups in El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: U.S. Flying Deportees Deep into Mexico to Avoid Dangerous Border

Jul 25, 2013
Eric Olson is quoted in this article on the U.S. immigration authorities flying some deportees into Mexico City rather than dangerous border towns.

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"

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