The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs held a hearing on February 16, 2012 on Iran’s relationship and influence in Latin America. Director Cynthia J. Arnson was among the witnesses.
Director Cynthia Arnson was quoted in her remarks about Correa's leadership, which has populist and personalistic facets.
A former top Colombian official survived an assassination attempt on May 15 after a daylight bombing in the country's capital.
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson spoke on the morning edition of NPR about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and the situation of the opposition.