Cynthia Arnson commented on drug policy and U.S.-Latin America relationship in this article. “The message has been sent that the hemisphere wants to look at alternative approaches and wants the United States to be part of that discussion,” stated Arnson.
Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs at the March 31 hearing "A Shared Responsibility— Citizen Security and Counter-Narcotics Initiatives in the Americas." Her prepared remarks are here.
Latin American Program in the News: As Colombian Drug Gangs Collapse, Mexican Cartels Get Tons of Cheap Coke
This article covers a working brief by Daniel Rico on the weakening of the Colombian organized crime and drug-trafficking groups, Bacrim, and the transfer of power to Mexican cartels.
This report discussed the debate about the systems of defense in the region at the conference held on September 26, 2002 in Buenos Aires as part of the project "Creating Community in the Americas."
An article in La Nación by Tomás Eloy Martínez featuring the Latin American Program.
Eric Olson's take on U.S.-Mexico border security featured in the NYT's "Room for Debate"