Latin American Program in the News: "Experto colombiano propone ir por 'peces gordos' del narcotráfico"May 14, 2014
This article describes a new counter-narcotrafficking strategy (targeting "big fish" rather than "mules") discussed by Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón during the first Reunión Ministerial sobre el Problema Mundial de las Drogas de la Cominidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (Celac). This article is in Spanish.
In this op-ed, Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson outlines the reasons why the meeting today between US President Barack Obama and Uruguayan President Jose Mujica matters for the US.
Latin American Program in the News: "Estado, criminales y post-conflicto: las claves del futuro de la violencia en Colombia"May 12, 2014
In this article for razonpublica.com, Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón argues that international experience shows that the relationship between the state and illegal economic activity is key for post-conflict success under a peace agreement. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson's article on U.S.-Uruguay relations is mentioned in BBC News Echo Chambers best world commentary for the day.
Demonstrators in Venezuela blame President Nicolás Maduro for "mismanaging" the economy of the oil-rich country and have said they will continue protesting until he resigns. But problems such as lack of security, high crime rates, and frustration with the country's poor economic situation did not begin when Maduro took office. In this edition of CONTEXT, Margarita López Maya looks at the big picture in Venezuela. How did it get to this point and what will it take to solve problems that have persisted for many years?
Latin American Program in the News: "Crimen organizado en América Latina se sustenta en las estructuras del estado y es un negocio en expansión"May 02, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón is quoted in this article, which draws upon his article "The Rebellion of Criminal Networks: Organized Crime in Latin America and the Dynamics of Change," which was published by the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.
The May 2, 2014 edition of the daily news briefing by The Pan-American Post cites a recent article by Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Carlos de la Torre.
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón’s article about organized crime in South America is cited in this article. The article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: Crime organizado se beneficia de ligações com o poder público na ALMay 02, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón is quoted in this article about organized crime in Latin America. This article is in Portuguese.
Latin American Program Board Member and Senior Scholar Alexander Wilde is quoted in this article about allegations that two Chilean cardinals were involved in covering up sexual abuse.