"Hondurans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president and Congress. While elections in this very poor Central American country of roughly 8 million are not generally the focus of international concern, this time there are issues at stake that sound off alarms far beyond its borders," writes Eric Olson in The Miami Herald.
Latin American Program in the News: Michelle Bachelet es la más opcionada a ganar las elecciones presidenciales en ChileNov 21, 2013
Cynthia Arnson was interview by Noticias MundoFox about her perspective regarding the recent presidential elections in Chile. The interview is in Spanish.
LAP Associate Director Eric Olson was interviewed by LatinPulse, which is produced by American University’s School of Communication. He discussed the current political parties and the upcoming elections in Honduras.
Director Cynthia Arnson provides her expertise in an interview on NTN24's "Zoom a la Noticia". She discusses the recent election results in Chile on a panel with other experts. The interview is in Spanish.
This article explores the new debate on drugs and the role of narcotrafficking in the negotiations with the FARC. Wilson Center Expert and Global Fellow, Juan Carlos Garzón, discusses the changing debate that happened in the U.S. and elsewhere. This article is in Spanish.
Wilson Center Scholar, Juan Carlos Garzón, is quoted in an article on 180.com about the judicial changes that have occurred under Guatemalan Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz. The article analyzes whether the changes that have been made will continue once Paz y Paz steps down at the end of 2014. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: World's Most Powerful Drug Dealer Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Makes A Mockery Of U.S. Law EnforcementNov 20, 2013
In an interview with Forbes.com, Eric Olson discusses the recent discovery of yet another 'super tunnel' from Mexico into the United States and what it means regarding the evolution of cartels in Mexico.
Latin American Program in the News: OAS Secretary General Participates in Presentation of UNDP Report on Citizen SecurityNov 14, 2013
LAP Director Cyndi Arnson participated in a presentation of a UNDP report on citizen security. She commented on the strength of government institutions in Latin America and the need for judicial reform.
Prashanth Perumal of Mint reviews recent publication, "Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century", a collection of papers edited by Cynthia Arnson and Carlos de la Torre. He says the publication offers not just a well-rounded survey of the nature and dynamics of political populism in Latin America, but also the ideological undercurrents at work.
Wilson Center scholar Lucía Dammert authors an opinion piece for Informe Regional de Desarrollo Humano about the criminal phenomenon in Latin America, and how the daily lives of Latin Americans are impacted by ineffectual government and a rising crime rate. She discusses the need for political change in order to achieve citizen security in the region. This article is in Spanish.