Organized Crime News
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.
Jan 03, 2013
Trouble in Argentina and Venezuela and elections in Chile, Ecuador, Honduras and Paraguay.
Dec 18, 2012
Eric L. Olson discusses Peña Nieto's security strategy in the Wall Street Journal.
Dec 17, 2012
Today Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto announced his government’s much anticipated security strategy to a nation exhausted and traumatized by six years of devastating violence and skyrocketing crime. In his statement he committed to heed the mandate of Mexican citizens in the last election calling for a country at peace and based on “respect and protection of human rights.”
Aug 30, 2012
Director Cynthia Arnson was invited onto Al-Jazeera to discuss the negotiations with FARC insurgents begun by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
Aug 28, 2012
Director of the Latin America Program Cynthia Arnson was asked to comment on the Esquipulas II Peace Accords and the possibility of an Esquipulas III.
Latin American Program in the News: Central American peace accord celebrates 25 years, but has it brought peace?
Aug 09, 2012
Twenty-five years have passed since the Esquipulas peace agreement signing, which ended political turmoil but did not lead to peaceful societies.
Latin American Program in the News: As Central America heads towards lawlessness a new drug strategy is needed
Aug 02, 2012
The growing drug problem has brought increased attention to Central America. A change in U.S. policy is necessary to help the region, and with such change there is potential to reduce the problem.
Jul 31, 2012
The largest gangs in El Salvador, Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18, have asked for the help of the Organization of American States in the peace process.
Jul 09, 2012
A polling expert says Mexico’s youth voters turned out in record numbers for the recent presidential election but their ballots didn’t boost Enrique Pena Nieto to victory. His assessment came during a Woodrow Wilson Center panel analyzing the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election results. Mexico’s Electoral Authority confirmed Pena Nieto the winner of the July 1st election with just over 38 percent of the vote Friday.