New rounds of negotiations are underway in Colombia between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC, Latin America’s oldest insurgency. What are the prospects for success this time around? To gain perspective on why the environment may be right for progress, we spoke with one of Colombia’s most accomplished journalists, Enrique Santos Calderón.
Eric Olson remarked upon the impact that a trafficking law approved by the U.S. Congress could have on arms trafficking between the United States and Mexico.
Our Director, Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by El Espectador on Obama's second term. (IN SPANISH)
Margarita López Maya elaborated on the quasi-religious aura that has engulfed Chávez's cult of personhood, which has the potential to circumvent constitutional restraints and legitimate extralegal measures.
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson discusses how a transition from Chavez could open the way for better ties between the US and Venezuela.
Eric Olson commented on the tense diplomatic and commercial relationship between Venezuela and the US while highlighting the interest of the US to see that Venezuela’s democratic transition is preserved and built upon.
Eric L. Olson comments on the connection between easy access to weapons in the US and the use of these weapons for violence in Mexico.
Latin American Program in the News: Venezuela Confronts Political Uncertainty as Ailing Chavez Misses InaugurationJan 16, 2013
Cynthia Arnson comments on how that country is preparing for the potential of a power struggle amid intense secrecy over the president's health.
Latin American Program in the News: Shifts in balance of power create uneasy relations in Latin AmericaJan 16, 2013
Dr. Alexander Wilde comments on the the role of the Church in politics in Latin America, historically and as it continues to change.
Latin American Program in the News: VOA - “Venezuela vive una semana crucial en medio de incertidumbres”Jan 16, 2013
Cynthia Arnson expounded briefly upon the nebulous political situation within Venezuela due to Hugo Chávez's absence and the ambiguity of the country's Constitution. (In Spanish)