Latin American Program in the News: Countdown to 7-0: Assessing the Implications of Venezuela's Presidential ElectionAug 22, 2012
CNP President Scott Bates, Cynthia Arnson and Ambassador Roger F. Noriega discuss the global impact of Venezuela's upcoming Presidential election.
Latin American Program in the News: Former Presidents Arias and Cerezo and OAS Secretary General Insulza Commemorate the Anniversary of the Esquipulas AgreementsAug 14, 2012
Cynthia Arnson participated in the 49th Lecture of the Americas on the theme “25 Years After the Esquipulas Agreements: Opportunities and Challenges in Central America.”
Latin American Program in the News: Central American peace accord celebrates 25 years, but has it brought peace?Aug 09, 2012
Twenty-five years have passed since the Esquipulas peace agreement signing, which ended political turmoil but did not lead to peaceful societies.
Latin American Program in the News: As Central America heads towards lawlessness a new drug strategy is neededAug 02, 2012
The growing drug problem has brought increased attention to Central America. A change in U.S. policy is necessary to help the region, and with such change there is potential to reduce the problem.
The largest gangs in El Salvador, Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18, have asked for the help of the Organization of American States in the peace process.
The White House Office on National Drug Control Policy said that Colombia is no longer the largest producer of cocaine in the world. Peru and Bolivia produced more cocaine in 2011 than Colombia.
Colombia saw an increase from the previous year in the amount of coca planted in 2011 though the amount of cocaine produced fell.
Read the English translation of Valor Economico's review of the positive and negative opinions of Brazil in the media and the effects of these reports on the population itself, with quotes from Paulo Sotero.
As the international community pressured Iran to cooperate in regard to its nuclear program, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went to Venezuela to meet with Hugo Chavez.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is considering whether to grant Julian Assange's request for asylum, a move that would offend the United States and the European Union.