Events

Eric L. Olson Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Olson joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.

Latin American Program in the News: Pérez, abierto a la legalización

Otto Perez Molina will likely propose drug legalization at the next summit of regional leaders. Dr. Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, discusses how the initiative comes in response to the frustration over the current drug policy that has defined the region over the past few decades. She argues that even though it may not be implemented, it is a message that is icreasingly becoming part of the discussion in the region. [Article is in Spanish]

La Prevención y Respuesta al Crimen Urbano y a la Violencia en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

Este trabajo presenta una reseña de una conferencia de 2003 con el fin de establecer cuál es la tendencia internacional en materia de prevención de la violencia y promoción de la seguridad ciudadana.

Latin American Program in the News: Centroamérica, soluciones lejanas pese a viaje de Obama

Director Cynthia J. Arnson expounds upon security concerns within Central America. (In Spanish)

Opinion: Colombia's presidential elections

"Uribe must work toward social equity" by Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, published in The Miami Herald, June 7, 2006.

Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug

Paul Gootenberg traces the rise of one of Latin America's notable exports: cocaine. Gootenberg guides the reader through the history of cocaine and details the involvement of prominent and shadow actors who transformed the formerly medicinal plant into an industrial trade commodity. Andean Cocaine provides a means to understanding not only the rise of cocaine, but also the effect its industry has had on the United States.

Question, answers about the border surge

Associate Director Eric Olson is quoted in this Associated Press article explaining the misinformation unaccompanied migrant children were given.

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