Latin American Program in the News: As Colombian Drug Gangs Collapse, Mexican Cartels Get Tons of Cheap CokeApr 26, 2013
Fellow Daniel Rico remarks on the increased competition between Colombia's Bacrim as the suppliers of cocaine and the strengthening of Mexican cartels were as buyers and traffickers of illicit substances into the United States.
Latin American Program in the News: Nicolas Maduro is sworn in as Venezuelan president after disputed voteApr 22, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on how politically divided Venezuela finds itself after its recent elections, which may have profound repercussions on Maduro's ability to govern the country effectively.
Latin American Program in the News: Julieta Castellanos Receives International Women of Courage Award in WashingtonApr 19, 2013
This article highlighted an award ceremony in which Associate Director, Eric Olson, participated and proudly represented the Latin American Program.
Director Cynthia J. Arnson weighs in on the lack of security in Venezuela and discusses how, despite significants reductions in poverty and inequality, insecurity has spiked dramatically in this South American country. (In Spanish)
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarked on how Maduro’s narrow victory margin will give him little room for maneuver to address accelerating inflation, sparse supermarket shelves and slowing growth.
This article highlights an event in which Director Cynthia J. Arnson participated as a moderator, entitled "Foro Colombia: el papel emergente de Colombia en el mundo." (In Spanish)
Latin American Program in the News: Assessing U.S.-Venezuela Relations After Very Close Election Favors MaduroApr 16, 2013
Cynthia Arnson discusses the elections in Venezuela with Ray Suarez, PBS Newshour, and Marc Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research.
This article highlights the Latin American Program's working brief by Daniel Rico, La Dimension Internacional del Crimen Organizado en Colombia: Las Bacrim, sus Rutas y Refugios. [In Spanish]
Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan special election still puts Capriles against ghost of ChavezApr 16, 2013
The Latin American Program's associate director, Eric Olson, speaks with Rob Sach about the election and the future of Venezuela.
An unexpectedly close outcome in the Venezuela election has resulted in charges of “irregularities” and the demand for a recount from opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Can the “Chavismo” movement survive without Hugo Chavez? We spoke with Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson to gain perspective on this and other questions.