"Uribe must work toward social equity" by Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, published in The Miami Herald, June 7, 2006.
Paul Gootenberg traces the rise of one of Latin America's notable exports: cocaine. Gootenberg guides the reader through the history of cocaine and details the involvement of prominent and shadow actors who transformed the formerly medicinal plant into an industrial trade commodity. Andean Cocaine provides a means to understanding not only the rise of cocaine, but also the effect its industry has had on the United States.
Latin American Program in the News: Debatieron un nuevo paradigma de acción estatal frente al narcotráfico
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón leads a panel with different Argentinean government officials, academics, and civil society on alternative ways to combat narcotrafficking.
Young, low-skilled immigrants perform essential work, but the rapid growth of low-wage, limited English proficient (LEP), unauthorized populations in states with limited migration experience has contributed to increased anti-immigrant sentiment. Forty years into the current wave of regional migration, and after 25 years of increasingly serious enforcement efforts, this history also defines and limits the policy alternatives available, and highlights the challenges of managing regional flows.
Latin American Program in the News: Nicolas Maduro is sworn in as Venezuelan president after disputed vote
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on how politically divided Venezuela finds itself after its recent elections, which may have profound repercussions on Maduro's ability to govern the country effectively.