Director Cynthia J. Arnson commented on the deepening economic relations between the United States and Latin America, a region that is being seen by Washington as a vital economic partner instead of its natural "backyard." (In Spanish)
Latin American Program in the News: BID presentará último estudio Desarrollo en las Américas en seminarioMay 10, 2013
This article featured the event “More than Revenue: Taxation as a Development Tool.” The new report on Development in the Americas is going to be presented at the Wilson Center next week. (In Spanish)
Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed on the importance of the Obama’s trip to Central America by La Voz de América.
Eric Olson was talked to NPR from Costa Rica where he witnessed the President Obama’s trip to San José.
The Wilson Center was mentioned as one of the key partners that made possible the Central America Forum in Costa Rica. Both the President Barack Obama and his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla participated in this event.
Director Cynthia J. Arson remarks upon the encouraging prospects of a negotiated peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC while addressing the concerns that lay ahead.
Associate Eric L. Olson comments on concerns shared by U.S. officials regarding the new Mexican government, which seems less inclined to provide the same level of deep cooperation with U.S. law enforcement officers in cracking down on bi-national arms trafficking. This was also published in NorthJersey and in Tico Times.
Associate Colby Goodman discusses arms trafficking between the United States and Central America and the nefarious impact that it is having on the region's overall security.
Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Associate Director Eric Olson comment on internal rivalries between Central American nations regarding security-oriented foreign aid and the concern that has gripped the White House concerning the region's deterioration in security. This was also published in the Hufftington Post, the Daily Journal, The Examiner, ABC News, Yahoo Finance, The Guardian, TimesOnline, Caribbean Business, and many other media outlets.
Director Cynthia J. Arnson expounds upon security concerns within Central America. (In Spanish)