“I think it’s likely to continue and certainly continue in the case of Cuba,’’ said Cynthia Arnson
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the devaluation of currency in Latin America and its impact on American companies in the region.
Organized crime in Mexico has caused an estimated 11,000 deaths between 2005 and 2008. To draw lessons on dealing with crime and drug trafficking from the experiences of other countries, the Latin American Program sponsored the conference, "International Efforts to Combat Organized Crime."
The recent surge in drug trafficking and violent crime in Central America has drawn a spotlight to the perennial problem of lawlessness along the borders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Throughout their histories, governments in these countries have neglected their peripheries.
Latin American Program in the News: "Salvadorans in U.S. Get a Chance to Vote for Their Top Leader Back Home for First Time"
In this article about the 2014 presidential election in El Salvador (held February 2, 2014), Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses the likely results.