President Santos of Colombia was presented with the Wilson Center's Award for Public Service, honoring his commitment to serving the public god by fostering democracy, security, and peace in Colombia.
Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA participó en mesa redonda sobre los nuevos enfoques en la política de drogas organizada por Misión de UruguaySep 17, 2013
This press release, from the Organization of American States, recaps a roundtable that the Uruguayan Mission hosted with regional experts about a new focus on drug politics. Director Cynthia Arnson discussed the high correlation between the number of homicides and a large drug trafficking presence in a given area. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: Augusto Pinochet's Military Coup Observed In Chile 40 Years LaterSep 12, 2013
This article reflects on the impact that the Chilean military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet, continues to have on Chilean society and its' political system 40 years later. Cynthia Arnson discusses the role the U.S. played in the coup and the impact is has had on the intelligence community.
Cindy Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on challenges to democracy in the Western Hemisphere.
Latin American Program in the News: Polémica iniciativa del partido oficialista de ecuador para lograr reelección indefinida en el paísSep 03, 2013
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed on NTN24 about the political climates across Latin America and indefinite elections in Ecuador and other countries across the region.
This article on growing protests in support of striking farmers in Colombia quotes Latin American Program Director, Cynthia Arnson.
Cynthia Arnson's interview on HuffPost Live about the challenges of the Colombian peace process and the difficulties of obtaining Colombian security stability.
This article on the Colombian peace process quotes Latin American Program Director, Cynthia J. Arnson.
This article on drug-related gang violence in Honduras and the region quotes Eric Olson.
Eric Olson is quoted in this article on an increase on drug possession charges impacting Texas’ Hudspeth County’s budget.