On Tuesday Authorities captured alleged drug lord Guatemalan Horst Walther Overdick. “His capture is certainly a welcome development, but its impact on drug trafficking in Guatemala or levels of violence overall remains to be seen. In Mexico, the strategy of going after drug kingpins has been one of the factors contributing to the rise in violence,” Director of the Latin America Program Cynthia Arnson told the Associated press. [Original Article in Spanish]
"The Role of the Media in the Consolidation of Democracy," a Special Report of the Latin American Program, is a result of a conference co-sponsored with the Organization of American States on November 15, 2004. Download the report from our Special Reports webpage.
Latin American Program in the News: Two opposing parties claim win in Honduras presidential election
The conservative ruling party and a leftist coalition both claimed victory in the Honduras presidential election.
Guillermo O'Donnell, the foremost Latin American political scientist of the last 50 years and one of the world's leading scholars of comparative politics, passed away this week in his native Argentina.
Latin American Program in the News: Trade with Asia Protects Latin America from Global Economic Swings
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."