Central America News

Latin American Program in the News: Presentan propuestas para atender seguridad ciudadana

Oct 01, 2013
This article discusses a recent forum held by the Panama Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture (CCIAP) on the challenges and future prospects of citizen security in the region. Wilson Center Visiting Expert, Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara, whose expertise is in security and organized crime, presented on the subject of “Citizen Security: Challenges Ahead”. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA participó en mesa redonda sobre los nuevos enfoques en la política de drogas organizada por Misión de Uruguay

Sep 17, 2013
This press release, from the Organization of American States, recaps a roundtable that the Uruguayan Mission hosted with regional experts about a new focus on drug politics. Director Cynthia Arnson discussed the high correlation between the number of homicides and a large drug trafficking presence in a given area. This article is in Spanish.

Drug gang violence: Very bad things are happening in Honduras

Aug 13, 2013
This article on drug-related gang violence in Honduras and the region quotes Eric Olson.

Border Drug Busts Putting Strain On Texas County's Budget

Aug 06, 2013
Eric Olson is quoted in this article on an increase on drug possession charges impacting Texas’ Hudspeth County’s budget.

Latin American Program in the News: "Efecto cucaracha" en bandas de región C.A.

Jul 26, 2013
This article on organized crime groups in Central America extensively cites the Latin America Program’s report, “The Criminal Diaspora,” edited by Juan Carlos Garzón and Eric Olson. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Cynthia Arnson sobre El Salvador: La intensa polarización es un obstáculo a la lucha contra grupos criminales

Jul 26, 2013
This article features an interview with Cynthia Arnson about criminal groups in El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Los carteles se fragmentan y expanden

Jul 23, 2013
This article references the Wilson Center publication "La Diáspora Criminal: La difusión transnacional del Crimen Organizado y cómo contener su expansión"

Eric L. Olson Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Jul 20, 2013
Olson joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.

Latin American Program in the News: Nuevos mercados, opción para economía del narco

Jul 19, 2013
This article on new markets providing options for the drug economy quotes key findings from our recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: La diáspora criminal

Jul 19, 2013
The Mexico-based organization Colectivo de Análisis de la Seguridad con Democracia A. C. (CASEDE) features LAP's recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. This feature is in Spanish.

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