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Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?

Dec 15, 2014
The article covers Latin American Program’s launch event for their new publication on crime and security in Central America.

Estudio Wilson Center recomienda priorizar recursos contra la violencia por zonas C.A.

Dec 13, 2014
Reporting on the “Central America’s Security Challenges" event hosted by the Latin American Program, this article reviews important points of the panel discussions. This article is in Spanish.

Congress Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Leaders ‘On the Ropes’

Dec 12, 2014
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed for a segment of NPR's "Morning Edition" on U.S. sanctions against Venezuela.

US Security Initiative Faces Political Obstacles in Northern Triangle

Dec 11, 2014
InSight Crime reports on the launch of the Latin American Program’s publication “Crime and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle.”

Urge regular la marihuana terapéutica

Dec 10, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón writes about the Colombian Senate’s vote on regulating medical marijuana. This article is in Spanish.

Here are 5 global problems cheaper oil may fuel

Dec 08, 2014
This articles looks at the repercussions of falling oil prices in the world. Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted on how this affects the Venezuelan government.

Gov. Perry accuses federal government of failing to secure Texas border

Dec 05, 2014
In this article, Cynthia Arnson is quoted on immigration and border security.

What USAID Impact Study Says about CentAm Community Crime Prevention

Dec 05, 2014
In this article, Eric Olson is quoted on crime prevention in Central America. This article also references a Wilson Center Assessment and past event titled "Are Crime and Violence Prevention Programs Working in Central America?"

“New climate normal” poses severe risks to development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dec 05, 2014
This article quotes Jorge Familiar from the Wilson Center event, "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal".

FARC, ELN: Colombia's Left-Wing Guerrillas

Dec 05, 2014
In this article, Cynthia Arnson is quoted on the peace talks between Colombia and the FARC. The article also includes a mention of the Latin American Program’s new bulletin, “The FARC and Colombia’s Illegal Drug Trade”.

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