Central America News

Latin American Program in the News: Honduras Presidential Vote Disputed as Zelaya Says Wife Won

Nov 25, 2013
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a 2009 coup, rejected official election results showing his wife, Xiomara Castro, losing the presidential vote with more than half the precincts reporting.

Latin American Program in the News: Hondurans to Elect New President on Sunday

Nov 22, 2013
In an interview with NPR, Eric Olson discusses the close race in the upcoming elections in Honduras this Sunday.

Latin American Program in the News: Military Role in Drug War at Stake in Honduras Presidential Vote

Nov 22, 2013
Eric Olson comments to Bloomberg on how Honduras' economic situation might be as worse as its security situation.

Latin American Program in the News: Is World's Most Powerful Drug Kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Hiding in Honduras?

Nov 22, 2013
Eric Olson, LAP Associate Director, comments to Forbes on recent speculations that Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman might have left Mexico and be hiding out in Honduras.

Latin American Program in the News: Roger Noriega accuses Honduran candidate’s husband of drug-trafficking links

Nov 22, 2013
The neo-con former U.S. diplomat and current lobbyist apparently isn’t a fan of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya or his wife, presidential candidate Xiomara Castro.

Honduras Election: Moving Beyond the Left-Right Divide

Nov 22, 2013
"Hondurans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president and Congress. While elections in this very poor Central American country of roughly 8 million are not generally the focus of international concern, this time there are issues at stake that sound off alarms far beyond its borders," writes Eric Olson in The Miami Herald.

Latin American Program in the News: Historic Coups Affect New Elections

Nov 21, 2013
LAP Associate Director Eric Olson was interviewed by LatinPulse, which is produced by American University’s School of Communication. He discussed the current political parties and the upcoming elections in Honduras.

Latin American Program in the News: La mujer que perforó la impunidad en Guatemala

Nov 20, 2013
Wilson Center Scholar, Juan Carlos Garzón, is quoted in an article on 180.com about the judicial changes that have occurred under Guatemalan Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz. The article analyzes whether the changes that have been made will continue once Paz y Paz steps down at the end of 2014. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: World's Most Powerful Drug Dealer Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Makes A Mockery Of U.S. Law Enforcement

Nov 20, 2013
In an interview with Forbes.com, Eric Olson discusses the recent discovery of yet another 'super tunnel' from Mexico into the United States and what it means regarding the evolution of cartels in Mexico.

Latin American Program in the News: OAS Secretary General Participates in Presentation of UNDP Report on Citizen Security

Nov 14, 2013
LAP Director Cyndi Arnson participated in a presentation of a UNDP report on citizen security. She commented on the strength of government institutions in Latin America and the need for judicial reform.

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