In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. This publication is the collection of papers that resulted from a conference hosted by the Wilson Center to explore key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead.
Debate over immigration policy in the United States has centered on law enforcement and related legal reforms. Two other factors, however, are key elements of a broader discussion, especially in international forums.
This article cites Eric L. Olson who comments on drug smuggling and US Law Enforcement.
Latin American Program in the News: "Wave of Central American migrants strains Border Patrol, reducing number of drug busts"
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about the wave of Central American migrants creating an imbalance in Border Patrols thus reducing drug busts.
Eric Olson remarked upon the impact that a trafficking law approved by the U.S. Congress could have on arms trafficking between the United States and Mexico.