Drugs News

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 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: "The US War on Drugs and its Legacy in Latin America"

Feb 03, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about the US war on drugs and the new approach the US needs to take in Latin America.

Latin American Program in the News: "Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán To Be Protagonist In New TV Narco-Thriller"

Jan 30, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about television network UniMás's plans to serialize the life of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Qué tanto sabe usted acerca de la marihuana? ¿Se atreve a tomar un test?

Jan 20, 2014
Latin American Program Scholar Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara authored this article on public knowledge of marijuana, published by Razonpublica.com. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Elogio de la marihuana?

Jan 15, 2014
The Wilson Center Press report “The Criminal Diaspora: The Transnational Diffusion of Organized Crime and How to Contain Its Expansion,” edited by Latin American Program scholar Juan Carlos Garzón and Associate Director Eric L. Olson, is cited by this op-ed about reform of marijuana laws. This article is in Spanish.

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: Un respaldo capital para el proceso de paz

Dec 11, 2013
This article discusses Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' recent visit to Washington, D.C. Most sectors in Washington see Colombia as having had tremendous success in the past decade, although there is much less optimism in Colombia. Cynthia Arnson discusses the high-level talks and gives an analysis of perceptions in Colombia. This article is in Spanish.

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