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Latin American Program in the News: Central American leaders must step up to ensure security

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Associate Director Eric Olson comment on endemic social exclusion and the lack of opportunities for youth as tasks that should be shared by the international community with Central American countries taking a leading role to combat them.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama, Central American presidents face a difficult agenda

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson discusses the challenges that face multilateral attempts at greater integration between the United States and Central America, citing corruption, inept institutions and weak democracies as major concerns. This also appeared in The Sacramento Bee, Chicago Tribune, Technology News, TMC News, Aberdeen News and in many other media outlets.

Latin American Program in the News: In U.S.-Mexico Relations, a Shift from Security to Economy

May 06, 2013
Cynthia Arnson, Eric Olson and Chris Wilson and commented on the Obama’s trip to Mexico and Costa Rica. Their comments were mentioned in this article about the issues that are going to be discussed with Obama’s visit to the region. This was also published in Worldland news.

Latin American Program in the News: Guest post, defending the IBSA model

May 01, 2013
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan published this article in the Financial Times’ blog Beyond BRICS. Kurtz-Phelan talked about the rising importance of the emerging countries at a global scale. This article is based on a longer article to be published in the Spring 2013 Americas Quarterly, titled Latin America Goes Global.

Latin American Program in the News: What role will Latin America have in world affairs/global governance in the future?

Apr 30, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson commented on the role that Latin America will play on the global stage in the coming years.

Latin American Program in the News: U.S. officials await signal from new Mexican government on security ties

Apr 29, 2013
Associate Director Eric Olson commented on the future security cooperation between Mexico and the U.S. on the occasion of the Obama trip to that country this week.

Latin American Program in the News: "Zar" antidrogas EEUU: Legalización drogas es una "distracción"

Apr 29, 2013
Gil Kerlikowske’s comments on the legalization of drugs were quoted in this piece. Kerlikowske participated in the National Conversation: “Drug Policy: A 21st Century Approach to Reform” held at the Wilson Center. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Propuesta de legalizar drogas es "distracción", dice zar antridrogas de EEUU

Apr 29, 2013
Gil Kerlikowske’s comments on the legalization of drugs were quoted in this article. Kerlikowske participated in the National Conversation: “Drug Policy: A 21st Century Approach to Reform” held at the Wilson Center. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: What did Chavez leave for Maduro

Apr 26, 2013
This article mentioned the Cynthia Arnson’s piece on Venezuela published on PBS. “The economy in Venezuela cannot afford anymore the government working as in the Chavez period. Maduro needs to make adjustments in economic policies, especially improving the productive efficiency in the Department of Petroleum,” starts the article in Chinese. (In Chinese)

Latin American Program in the News: As Colombian Drug Gangs Collapse, Mexican Cartels Get Tons of Cheap Coke

Apr 26, 2013
Fellow Daniel Rico remarks on the increased competition between Colombia's Bacrim as the suppliers of cocaine and the strengthening of Mexican cartels were as buyers and traffickers of illicit substances into the United States.

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