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Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan special election still puts Capriles against ghost of Chavez

Apr 16, 2013
The Latin American Program's associate director, Eric Olson, speaks with Rob Sach about the election and the future of Venezuela.

Presidential Election Results Challenged in Venezuela

Apr 15, 2013
An unexpectedly close outcome in the Venezuela election has resulted in charges of “irregularities” and the demand for a recount from opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Can the “Chavismo” movement survive without Hugo Chavez? We spoke with Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson to gain perspective on this and other questions.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan Election's Winged Endorsement

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on the use of references to Chávez by Maduro as a way to shore up support for himself and validate his own legitimacy within chavismo.

Latin American Program in the News: El futuro de las alianzas 'heredadas' por Chávez a Venezuela

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson weighs in on the diplomatic alliances that Venezuela has forged with countries in the Latin America and how certain regional nations are somewhat economically dependent on the continuation of Chávez's leftwing policies in Venezuela. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: The well-greased vote machine Chavez left

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson calls the ruling socialists' get-out-the-vote efforts in Venezuela extremely atypical for a democracy.

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro, con enorme maquinaria de promoción

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the Chávez/Maduro machine and how State and campaign funds are increasingly becoming conflated, which gives the incumbents an electoral edge. (In Spanish)

In Venezuela, Will ‘Chavismo’ Last Without Hugo Chavez?

Apr 12, 2013
“Chavez's designated successor, Nicolas Maduro, will face significant challenges in keeping together the disparate elements of the Chavez coalition, especially at a time of mounting economic difficulties and increases in Venezuela's already astronomical levels of crime and violence,” writes Cindy Arnson on PBS Newshour’s The Rundown.

Latin American Program in the News: Colombia’s BACRIM: On the Road to Extinction?

Apr 11, 2013
InSight Crime covers a new report by Daniel Rico on the decline of Colombia's organized crime and drug-trafficking groups, Bacrim.

Latin American Program in the News: Admite Costa Rica que capos de México y Colombia usan su territorio

Apr 11, 2013
The Latin America Program's event, "The Transnational Nature of Organized Crime in the Americas” was discussed in this article about Mexican and Colombian cartels entering Costa Rica. (In Spanish)

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

Apr 11, 2013
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.

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