Southern Cone News
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.
Nov 14, 2013
Wilson Center scholar Lucía Dammert authors an opinion piece for Informe Regional de Desarrollo Humano about the criminal phenomenon in Latin America, and how the daily lives of Latin Americans are impacted by ineffectual government and a rising crime rate. She discusses the need for political change in order to achieve citizen security in the region. This article is in Spanish.
Oct 09, 2013
In an interview with Plaza Pública (Guatemala) Juan Carlos Garzón, a Wilson Center visiting scholar, discusses the current debate on drugs and narcotrafficking. He discusses the shifting conversation on 'the war on drugs' and changing views in the United States and across Latin America about drugs and drug policy. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA participó en mesa redonda sobre los nuevos enfoques en la política de drogas organizada por Misión de Uruguay
Sep 17, 2013
This press release, from the Organization of American States, recaps a roundtable that the Uruguayan Mission hosted with regional experts about a new focus on drug politics. Director Cynthia Arnson discussed the high correlation between the number of homicides and a large drug trafficking presence in a given area. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: Augusto Pinochet's Military Coup Observed In Chile 40 Years Later
Sep 12, 2013
This article reflects on the impact that the Chilean military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet, continues to have on Chilean society and its' political system 40 years later. Cynthia Arnson discusses the role the U.S. played in the coup and the impact is has had on the intelligence community.
Aug 01, 2013
NPIHP and the Fundacao Getulio Vargas are pleased to announce the publication of two new Research Updates on Brazil's nuclear cooperation with China and Argentina.
Jun 19, 2013
In Latin America, "American" means anyone from the American continent. U.S. citizens claiming the word are considered gauche or imperialist. So what's the solution?
Latin American Program in the News: Piñera y Obama estrechan relación bilateral y acuerdan rumbo al TPP
Jun 04, 2013
Cynthia Arnson’s comments on the Chile-U.S. relationship were quoted in this article. Arnson said that the cooperation between both countries won’t be limited to commerce. According to Cynthia Arnson, “other sectors involved in the bilateral relations will be education, science and technology”.
May 22, 2013
This article references President of Frente Amplio Progresista (FAP, Argentina), Hermes Binner's visit to Washington DC institution, including the Wilson Center.
May 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson commented on the deepening economic relations between the United States and Latin America, a region that is being seen by Washington as a vital economic partner instead of its natural "backyard." (In Spanish)