Central America News

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.

Public health and human rights: The new language of the drug policy debate

Jan 08, 2014
Summary of the The 54th Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control (CICAD, in Spanish) of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Latin American Program in the News: Mexican cartels use social media

Dec 19, 2013
Cartel thugs have become increasingly savvy with social media: posting photographs and videos of themselves decapitating victims with chainsaws and machetes; wielding gold-plated assault weapons; pouting in sexy poses; and warning civilians not to snitch on them.

Latin American Program in the News: Election strengthens Honduran military's hand

Dec 03, 2013
This article discusses the role that the Honduran military played in the election of National Party candidate, Juan Orlando Hernandez. Eric Olson discusses how the military has become a political actor and why the region is likely to become more militarized.

Latin American Program in the News: In Honduras vote, new lesson in how the drug war steers politics

Dec 03, 2013
This article discusses the recent elections in Honduras and platforms that the candidates each ran on regarding drugs and crime. LAP Associate Director, Eric Olson, discusses what to expect from president-elect Juan Orlando Hernandez.

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