Latin America News

What the U.S. Should Do in Central America to Stem the Tide

Jul 18, 2014
Why are we still experiencing the kinds of migration and dysfunctional state institutions that we’ve been trying to fix since the 1980s? According to Cynthia Arnson and Eric Olson who each testified before the Senate this week, to be successful, the United States must address the most important drivers of this flow and focus on improving the quality of democratic governance, citizen security, and inclusive development in Central America.

Cynthia J. Arnson Testifies Before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Jul 17, 2014
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to discuss the crisis in Central America and what's driving the exodus of unaccompanied minors.

U.S. Lawmakers Probe Root Causes of Border Crisis

Jul 16, 2014
Associate Director Eric L. Olson's comments at a Congressional hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee are quoted in this article.

Eric Olson Testified Before the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Jul 15, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border

Poverty, violence fuel exodus of youths from Honduras to U.S.

Jul 12, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in an article on Dallas Morning News about the endemic violence in Honduras causing young people to flee.

Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Set Out For U.S. Border

Jul 10, 2014
Associate Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on NPR-Morning Edition about motivations causing Central American children to flee.

Brazil Loses Big at World Cup- And Not Just on the Field

Jul 10, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about economic problems in Brazil, despite hosting the World Cup.

Unaccompanied Migrants Crisis

Jul 10, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on "BBC World News America" providing insight on the current border crisis.
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A Worrying Trend With No Quick Fix

Jul 09, 2014
"The so-called surge of unaccompanied children is really a trend that has been growing over the last few years and is the result of an accumulating set of factors that show no signs of improving, and that are independent from the messages high level U.S. officials want to send," writes Eric Olson.

Latin American Program in the News: Call them 'refugees,' according to U.N. law

Jul 07, 2014
The Latin American Program's publication "Organized Crime in Central America" is referenced in this article about crime and violence in Central America and the treatment of migrants within the United States.

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