Central America News

Latin American Program in the News: "El Salvador Bond Yields Rise Most in Emerging Markets After Vote"

Feb 04, 2014
This article about an increase in El Salvador's benchmark borrowing costs in the wake of the first round of the election quotes Cynthia J. Arnson, Latin American Program Director, about the role of social programs in the election.

Latin American Program in the News: "Analysts see Luis Guillermo Solís as a sign that politics as usual is (almost) over in Costa Rica"

Feb 04, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about what the results of the first round of the presidential elections in Costa Rica mean for politics in the country.

Latin American Program in the News: "Presidential Elections in El Salvador and Costa Rica Are Headed for Runoffs"

Feb 04, 2014
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the recent presidential elections in El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Latin American Program in the News: "América Latina vota por su futuro"

Feb 03, 2014
Following the Latin American Program's Elections in Latin America event, speakers Cristina Eguizábal, Manuel Torres y Rafael Piñeiro participated in this discussion with Club de Prensa's Julio Marenco. This interview is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: "El Salvador y Costa Rica van a segunda vuelta electoral"

Feb 03, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in BBC Mundo's coverage of the 2014 presidential elections in Costa Rica and El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: "¿El Plan Colombia II?"

Feb 03, 2014
In this article about a proposal for a "Plan Colombia II" created by Senator Juan Fernando Cristo, the president of the Colombian Congress, Latin American Program Director is quoted about U.S. aid in El Salvador pre- and post-conflict. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: "Pandillas y narcos atrapan a El Salvador"

Feb 03, 2014
This article about crime in El Salvador includes an interview with Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson and refers to the Latin American Program publication "¿A dónde vamos? Análisis de políticas públicas de seguridad ciudadana en América Latina". This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: "Salvadorans in U.S. Get a Chance to Vote for Their Top Leader Back Home for First Time"

Feb 03, 2014
In this article about the 2014 presidential election in El Salvador (held February 2, 2014), Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses the likely results.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America 2014 Political Outlook

Jan 15, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by Latinvex about upcoming elections and the overall political outlook in Latin America in 2014.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America sees violent crime

Jan 10, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, provides commentary on the causes of violent crime in Latin America and possible solutions.

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