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Latin American Program in the News: Guatemala: capturan presunto jefe narco buscado en EEUU

Cindy Arnson

On Tuesday Authorities captured alleged drug lord Guatemalan Horst Walther Overdick. “His capture is certainly a welcome development, but its impact on drug trafficking in Guatemala or levels of violence overall remains to be seen. In Mexico, the strategy of going after drug kingpins has been one of the factors contributing to the rise in violence,” Director of the Latin America Program Cynthia Arnson told the Associated press. [Original Article in Spanish]

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Cynthia Arnson, directora del programa de América Latina del Centro de Estudios internacionales Woodrow Wilson en Washington dijo que el arresto constituye un "acontecimiento novedoso" pero que su "impacto en el narcotráfico en Guatemala y los altos indices de violencia están por verse ya que esta misma estrategia de remover las cabecillas en México contribuyó al incremento de violencia en el país".

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Cindy Arnson

Cynthia J. Arnson

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The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more