Central America News

Latin American Program in the News: What Does El Salvador's Homicide Distribution Say About the Gang Truce? and How to Strengthen the Fragile Gang Truce in El Salvador

Jul 18, 2013
Juan Carlos Garzón authored a two-part series in InSight Crime about the geographical distribution of El Salvador's violence since the gang truce in March 2012.

La encrucijada gubernamental por controlar la tregua de pandillas

Jul 17, 2013
This article references comments by visiting scholar Juan Carlos Garzon on the gang-truce in El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: "In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants"

Jul 15, 2013
Eric Olson is featured in the Washington Post on the rise in migrants from Central America passing through Mexico.

Latin American Program in the News: "Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches"

Jul 12, 2013
This article on smuggled weapons coming into Mexico features quotes from Eric Olson.

Latin American Program in the News: Dr. Cynthia Arnson Talks about Social Change and Crime Rate Trends in Latin America

Jun 26, 2013
Cynthia Arnson's interview on "Americas Now" on crime rate trends in Latin America and reasons behind the decrease in crime in some countries.

Latin American Program in the News: El tráfico de armas de EE UU hacia Centroamérica, un misterio en expansión

Jun 26, 2013
This article refers to Wilson Center Scholar Colby Goodman's paper on U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America tries for a kinder, gentler War on Drugs

Jun 26, 2013
This article quotes comments by Eric L. Olson on the hemispheric drug policy reform.

Latin American Program in the News: Gobierno y empresarios se muestran unidos en EE.UU.

Jun 25, 2013
From an event co-sponsored with the Council on the Americas and American Enterprise Institute.

Latin American Program in the News: What Does 'American' Actually Mean?

Jun 19, 2013
In Latin America, "American" means anyone from the American continent. U.S. citizens claiming the word are considered gauche or imperialist. So what's the solution?

Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA presentó el Informe sobre el Problema de Drogas ante audiencia y expertos estadounidenses

Jun 15, 2013
This article highlights last week’s Latin American Program event at the Wilson Center, “Drug Policy in the Hemisphere: Is it Time for Reform?” and quotes Eric Olson. This article is in Spanish.

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