Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs at the March 31 hearing "A Shared Responsibility— Citizen Security and Counter-Narcotics Initiatives in the Americas." Her prepared remarks are here.
The Woodrow Wilson Center selects Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the winner of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
Cynthia Arnson was interviewed by ElEspectador.com about the ongoing peace negotiations in Colombia and President Juan Manuel Santos' role in the process. President Santos was recently awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. This article is in Spanish.
An article in La Nación by Tomás Eloy Martínez featuring the Latin American Program.
While in recent decades Latin America as a region has made impressive gains in building state capacity and strengthening democracy, criminal networks have adapted to the forces of modernization and capitalized on the vulnerabilities of Latin American democracies by way of an extralegal system of relationships based on clientelism and corruption.
Latin American Program in the News: EEUU busca reforzar presencia en A. Latina y pide ser observador de Alianza del Pacífico
Cynthia Arnson’s comments on Biden’s trip to Latin America were quoted in this article. “Latin America and specially South America are seen now as an opportunity instead of a problem,” Arnson said. [in Spanish]
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