Events

Latin American Program in the News: Violencia y crimen detonado en México y AL por criminales deportados de EE.UU: Wilson Center

This article on crime and violence in Mexico extensively site the recent LAP report, "The Criminal Diaspora." This article is in Spanish.

Mexico Institute in the News: A New Strategy on the Border

US Border Patrol implements new strategy to secure the border, even though there are critics against it.

2004 Interim Report available for download.

This report summarizes the activities, publications, scholars, and contributors of the program for the last five years.

Latin American Program in the News: Las FARC y el narcotráfico: el motivo y el pretexto

Wilson Center expert, Juan Carlos Garzón, discusses the role the narcotrafficking is playing in the negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC. He says that narcotrafficking and the role that FARC has played in that has been exaggerated. This article is in Spanish.

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

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.

Central America

The Latin American Program has long pursued an active agenda of scholarly research and public discussions on Central American politics, society, and foreign affairs. Over the past several years we have held numerous conferences, seminars, and round-tables, bringing together U.S. and Central American scholars and policymakers to engage in research and debate on issues of critical importance. The Latin America Program emphasizes the importance of drawing attention to developments in Central America as they unfold, and its work to date on Central America has focused on: 1) the effects of changing economic factors on citizens; 2) changing democratic conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras; and 3) citizen security. Latin America Program events and publications on Central America incorporate various perspectives and can be found below.

Latin American Program in the News: Will Continued Hostilities Derail Colombia's Peace Talks?

Director Cynthia Arnson provided commentary on the Colombian peace talks.

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