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)
“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.
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 territorioApr 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 CokeApr 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.
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on the important role that the United States has in peace-building initiatives in Latin America.
The event “The Transnational Nature of Organized Crime in the Americas” held at the Wilson Center this morning was featured in this website.
Latin American Program in the News: Debilidad institucional vulnera guerra contra narcotráfico en HondurasApr 10, 2013
The Latin American Program was mentioned for its publication of "Organizaciones de Tráfico de drogas en Centroamérica: Transportistas, Carteles Mexicanos y Maras," which identified the nexus between the Sinaloa Cartel and criminal organizations within Honduras. (In Spanish)
Latin American Program in the News: América Latina, el nuevo campo de batalla económico entre China y EE UUApr 03, 2013
The Wilson Center is mentioned in this article on the economic influence of China in Latin America.
In this op-ed from the Los Angeles Times, Andrew Selee argues that illegal immigration is'nt what it used to be. As Congress debates immigration reform, it is worth taking a look at what's changed.