Latin American Program in the News: Propuesta de legalizar drogas es "distracción", dice zar antridrogas de EEUUApr 29, 2013
Gil Kerlikowske’s comments on the legalization of drugs were quoted in this article. Kerlikowske participated in the National Conversation: “Drug Policy: A 21st Century Approach to Reform” held at the Wilson Center. (In Spanish)
This article mentioned the Cynthia Arnson’s piece on Venezuela published on PBS. “The economy in Venezuela cannot afford anymore the government working as in the Chavez period. Maduro needs to make adjustments in economic policies, especially improving the productive efficiency in the Department of Petroleum,” starts the article in Chinese. (In Chinese)
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]