Latin America News

Latin American Program in the News: Screen Travelers in Advance, and Focus on Real Dangers

Feb 01, 2013
Eric Olson's take on U.S.-Mexico border security featured in the NYT's "Room for Debate"

Colombia Tries Again: Can Peace Be Achieved This Time?

Jan 31, 2013
New rounds of negotiations are underway in Colombia between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC, Latin America’s oldest insurgency. What are the prospects for success this time around? To gain perspective on why the environment may be right for progress, we spoke with one of Colombia’s most accomplished journalists, Enrique Santos Calderón.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama's Gun Plan Could Impact Weapons Trafficking

Jan 23, 2013
Eric Olson remarked upon the impact that a trafficking law approved by the U.S. Congress could have on arms trafficking between the United States and Mexico.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama is Empowered

Jan 22, 2013
Our Director, Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by El Espectador on Obama's second term. (IN SPANISH)

López Maya: La diosificación de Chávez busca legitimar a Maduro

Jan 16, 2013
Margarita López Maya elaborated on the quasi-religious aura that has engulfed Chávez's cult of personhood, which has the potential to circumvent constitutional restraints and legitimate extralegal measures.

Latin American Program in the News: US eyes better ties with Venezuela, post-Chavez

Jan 16, 2013
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson discusses how a transition from Chavez could open the way for better ties between the US and Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: Washington’s diplomatic tiptoe with Caracas

Jan 16, 2013
Eric Olson commented on the tense diplomatic and commercial relationship between Venezuela and the US while highlighting the interest of the US to see that Venezuela’s democratic transition is preserved and built upon.

Latin American Program in the News: American Arms Reach Deep Into Mexico’s Bloodshed

Jan 16, 2013
Eric L. Olson comments on the connection between easy access to weapons in the US and the use of these weapons for violence in Mexico.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuela Confronts Political Uncertainty as Ailing Chavez Misses Inauguration

Jan 16, 2013
Cynthia Arnson comments on how that country is preparing for the potential of a power struggle amid intense secrecy over the president's health.

Latin American Program in the News: Shifts in balance of power create uneasy relations in Latin America

Jan 16, 2013
Dr. Alexander Wilde comments on the the role of the Church in politics in Latin America, historically and as it continues to change.

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