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Latin American Program in the News: New Economic Realities Take Hold in Latin America

Jan 23, 2014
On this segment of The Daily Circuit by MPR, Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed concerning the rise of Latin American economies.

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Qué tanto sabe usted acerca de la marihuana? ¿Se atreve a tomar un test?

Jan 20, 2014
Latin American Program Scholar Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara authored this article on public knowledge of marijuana, published by Razonpublica.com. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Elogio de la marihuana?

Jan 15, 2014
The Wilson Center Press report “The Criminal Diaspora: The Transnational Diffusion of Organized Crime and How to Contain Its Expansion,” edited by Latin American Program scholar Juan Carlos Garzón and Associate Director Eric L. Olson, is cited by this op-ed about reform of marijuana laws. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America 2014 Political Outlook

Jan 15, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by Latinvex about upcoming elections and the overall political outlook in Latin America in 2014.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America sees violent crime

Jan 10, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, provides commentary on the causes of violent crime in Latin America and possible solutions.

Public health and human rights: The new language of the drug policy debate

Jan 08, 2014
Summary of the The 54th Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control (CICAD, in Spanish) of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Latin American Program in the News: “Nuestro compromiso es ayudar a construir una paz sostenible”

Jan 07, 2014
Latin American Program Board Member María Eugenia Garcés was interviewed by Semana about her philanthropic foundation, AlvarAlice, and the challenges of its social development work in the Aguablanca district of Cali, Colombia. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Mexican cartels use social media

Dec 19, 2013
Cartel thugs have become increasingly savvy with social media: posting photographs and videos of themselves decapitating victims with chainsaws and machetes; wielding gold-plated assault weapons; pouting in sexy poses; and warning civilians not to snitch on them.

Latin American Program in the News: How Bogota's trash trouble became a national crisis

Dec 13, 2013
Cynthia Arnson comments on the removal of Gustavo Petro, Bogota's mayor and a former M-19 guerrillero, and how it could undermine general trust in the political system as a democratic arena for conflict resolution and political participation by leftist parties.

Latin American Program in the News: Un respaldo capital para el proceso de paz

Dec 11, 2013
This article discusses Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' recent visit to Washington, D.C. Most sectors in Washington see Colombia as having had tremendous success in the past decade, although there is much less optimism in Colombia. Cynthia Arnson discusses the high-level talks and gives an analysis of perceptions in Colombia. This article is in Spanish.

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