See op-eds and select media appearances for our staff, scholars, and affiliates.
This article on organized crime groups in Central America extensively cites the Latin America Program’s report, “The Criminal Diaspora,” edited by Juan Carlos Garzón and Eric Olson. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: After kingpin’s capture, new battlegrounds emerge along Texas-Mexico borderJul 26, 2013
This article on the effects of the capture of Zetas leader quotes Eric Olson and Gema Santamaría, one of the contributing authors of our most recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora.
This article on drug-related violence cites Colby Goodman´s paper, “U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico.”
Latin American Program in the News: Cynthia Arnson sobre El Salvador: La intensa polarización es un obstáculo a la lucha contra grupos criminalesJul 26, 2013
This article features an interview with Cynthia Arnson about criminal groups in El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: U.S. Flying Deportees Deep into Mexico to Avoid Dangerous BorderJul 25, 2013
Eric Olson is quoted in this article on the U.S. immigration authorities flying some deportees into Mexico City rather than dangerous border towns.
Corporate Conquistadores: Peru’s Mineral Extraction Industry Boosts Economy While Rural Poor Continue To Suffer – AnalysisJul 23, 2013
This analysis on Peru’s reliance on the mining sector cites a Wilson Center report, “China, Latin America, and the United States: The New Triangle.”
This article references the Wilson Center publication "La Diáspora Criminal: La difusión transnacional del Crimen Organizado y cómo contener su expansión"
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.
Cynthia Arnson's talk with Whyy radio show: Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on current events in Latin America.