U.S. Foreign Policy News

Latin American Program in the News: Neighbors in Arms

May 06, 2013
Associate Colby Goodman discusses arms trafficking between the United States and Central America and the nefarious impact that it is having on the region's overall security.

Latin American Program in the News: Central America struggles to unite for Obama trip

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Associate Director Eric Olson comment on internal rivalries between Central American nations regarding security-oriented foreign aid and the concern that has gripped the White House concerning the region's deterioration in security. This was also published in the Hufftington Post, the Daily Journal, The Examiner, ABC News, Yahoo Finance, The Guardian, TimesOnline, Caribbean Business, and many other media outlets.

Latin American Program in the News: Centroamérica, soluciones lejanas pese a viaje de Obama

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson expounds upon security concerns within Central America. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Central American leaders must step up to ensure security

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Associate Director Eric Olson comment on endemic social exclusion and the lack of opportunities for youth as tasks that should be shared by the international community with Central American countries taking a leading role to combat them.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama, Central American presidents face a difficult agenda

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson discusses the challenges that face multilateral attempts at greater integration between the United States and Central America, citing corruption, inept institutions and weak democracies as major concerns. This also appeared in The Sacramento Bee, Chicago Tribune, Technology News, TMC News, Aberdeen News and in many other media outlets.

Latin American Program in the News: In U.S.-Mexico Relations, a Shift from Security to Economy

May 06, 2013
Cynthia Arnson, Eric Olson and Chris Wilson and commented on the Obama’s trip to Mexico and Costa Rica. Their comments were mentioned in this article about the issues that are going to be discussed with Obama’s visit to the region. This was also published in Worldland news.

Latin American Program in the News: Guest post, defending the IBSA model

May 01, 2013
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan published this article in the Financial Times’ blog Beyond BRICS. Kurtz-Phelan talked about the rising importance of the emerging countries at a global scale. This article is based on a longer article to be published in the Spring 2013 Americas Quarterly, titled Latin America Goes Global.

Latin American Program in the News: What role will Latin America have in world affairs/global governance in the future?

Apr 30, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson commented on the role that Latin America will play on the global stage in the coming years.

Obama's Syria Dilemma

Apr 30, 2013
President Obama is now faced with a dilemma: Defending his red line could undermine his carefully crafted strategy of steering clear of direct military involvement in the Syria crisis. Aaron David Miller notes several points the president should keep in mind as he grapples with this conundrum.

Latin American Program in the News: U.S. officials await signal from new Mexican government on security ties

Apr 29, 2013
Associate Director Eric Olson commented on the future security cooperation between Mexico and the U.S. on the occasion of the Obama trip to that country this week.

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