Latin America News

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.

Alfredo Corchado On the Capture of "40" the Leader of the Zetas Drug Cartel

Jul 16, 2013
“This guy has defined the decade,” Alfredo Corchado told the Wilson Center. “He changed the dynamics of trafficking. He was a game changer. Communities have been silenced because of him.” Alfredo Corchado worked on his book "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent Into Darkness" while a Wilson Center public policy scholar in 2010.

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: Lilian Rosales: Irán en Latinoamérica ¿Amenaza o incordio?

Jul 14, 2013
This article mentions the Wilson Center report, “Iran in Latin America: Threat or ‘Axis of Annoyance?’”. This article is in Spanish.

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.

Widespread Protests in Brazil Challenge Government to Respond

Jul 02, 2013
Mass protests across Brazil surprised politicians at all levels of government when they began in June following a brutal police response to demonstrations against increases in public transport fares in São Paulo. Paulo Sotero, just back from Brazil, described what’s happening and what it represents.

Crime Violence in Mexico: Is the Tide Turning?

Jun 26, 2013
Recent government statistics suggest that an almost decade long focus on reducing crime related violence in Mexico is working. But do the numbers accurately depict what’s really happening? Are the efforts of the new administration and its recent predecessors improving public safety and helping to change the country’s image? Our guest, David Shirk, has been following the situation for many years and offers a broad perspective on what’s gone before, the current situation, and prospects for the future during this edition of CONTEXT.

Latin American Program in the News: Trade with Asia Protects Latin America from Global Economic Swings

Jun 26, 2013
This article provides an overview of the LAP event held on June 20th, 2013, "Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century."

Latin American Program in the News: Cynthia Arnson on civil war, dictatorship, and democracy

Jun 26, 2013
Cynthia Arnson's interview on Efecto Naim about the challenges of democratization and the advantages that former dictatorships have in forming stable post-war societies.

Latin American Program in the News: Amid Growing Spying Scandal, US Allies in Region Join Chorus of Discontent

Jun 26, 2013
This article on Latin American nations asking the U.S. to further discuss an alleged spying program quotes Cynthia Arnson.

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