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Event Report: Side Event to the 56th Regular Session of CICAD - New Approaches to Drug Law Enforcement and Responses to Organized Crime

Nov 30, 2014
Reports and materials from the November 18, 2014 Side Event to the 56th Regular Session of CICAD - New Approaches to Drug Law Enforcement and Responses to Organized Crime held in Guatemala. Co-sponsored by IEPADES.

Mexican Leader, Facing Protests, Promises to Overhaul Policing

Nov 27, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric Olson is quoted in this article about Mexico's chronic problems with organized crime and proposed justice reforms.

Crisis Negotiators Give Thanksgiving Tips

Nov 24, 2014
In this New York Times article, Latin American program director Cynthia Arnson discusses negotiation tactics that could be useful this holiday season.

Colombian General’s Capture Puts FARC Rebels on the Defensive

Nov 21, 2014
This article about the capture of a Colombian military general by FARC rebels quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the Colombian peace talks.

La propuesta de Fundesa para rescatar a Guatemala

Nov 21, 2014
This article discusses Fundesa's proposal to adopt strategies in Guatemala, modeled after those implemented in New York under Mayor Giuliani, to reduce crime and violence. A reference is made to the Wilson Center and a conference paper for the Latin American Program. This article is in Spanish.

Entre Beijing y Brisbane

Nov 20, 2014
In this article, Latin American Program Global Fellow Jorge Heine discusses the recent APEC summit and Chilean-Chinese relations. This article is in Spanish.
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A Mixed Bag: The Impact of Falling Oil Prices

Nov 19, 2014
When it comes to falling oil prices, good news at the pump could be very bad news when it comes to geopolitics. Many oil exporting nations could be facing fiscal and political calamity if prices were to drop and remain at levels lower than $100 per barrel. A panel of topic and regional experts discussed the situation during a recent Wilson Center event. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Guatemala’s former Vice President Eduardo Stein bids for top job at troubled OAS

Nov 19, 2014
This article discusses the Latin American Program's October 16th event on the OAS Leadership transition, which featured the Honorable Eduardo Stein Barillas.

Assistant Secretary Lago at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Forum on Promoting Growth and Development in Central America

Nov 19, 2014
This article mentions Cynthia Arnson’s participation in the Inter-American Development Bank’s forum, “Investing in Central America: Opening Up Opportunities for Growth.”

Fresh surge of migrants possible if news stirs hope, some predict

Nov 19, 2014
Eric Olson is quoted in this article about the potential impact of President Obama's immigration reform on migration from Central America.

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