Latin America News

Op-Eds and Media Highlights: Summer 2013

Jul 31, 2013
See op-eds and select media appearances for our staff, scholars, and affiliates.

Pope Francis Challenges Brazil’s Leaders to Address Economic Inequality

Jul 26, 2013
The first Latin American Pope has come to Brazil with a message that challenges leaders to address the needs of the “have-nots” at a time when citizens have become increasingly restless about economic inequality. Will Pope Francis’ message have an impact on Brazilian politics and renew interest in the Catholic Church among Brazil’s youth? Paulo Sotero provides context.

Latin American Program in the News: "Efecto cucaracha" en bandas de región C.A.

Jul 26, 2013
This article on organized crime groups in Central America extensively cites the Latin America Program’s report, “The Criminal Diaspora,” edited by Juan Carlos Garzón and Eric Olson. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Cynthia Arnson sobre El Salvador: La intensa polarización es un obstáculo a la lucha contra grupos criminales

Jul 26, 2013
This article features an interview with Cynthia Arnson about criminal groups in El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: After kingpin’s capture, new battlegrounds emerge along Texas-Mexico border

Jul 26, 2013
This article on the effects of the capture of Zetas leader quotes Eric Olson and Gema Santamaría, one of the contributing authors of our most recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora.

Latin American Program in the News: Guatemala: la cambiante cara del narco

Jul 26, 2013
This article on drug-related violence cites Colby Goodman´s paper, “U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico.”

Latin American Program in the News: U.S. Flying Deportees Deep into Mexico to Avoid Dangerous Border

Jul 25, 2013
Eric Olson is quoted in this article on the U.S. immigration authorities flying some deportees into Mexico City rather than dangerous border towns.

Corporate Conquistadores: Peru’s Mineral Extraction Industry Boosts Economy While Rural Poor Continue To Suffer – Analysis

Jul 23, 2013
This analysis on Peru’s reliance on the mining sector cites a Wilson Center report, “China, Latin America, and the United States: The New Triangle.”

Latin American Program in the News: Los carteles se fragmentan y expanden

Jul 23, 2013
This article references the Wilson Center publication "La Diáspora Criminal: La difusión transnacional del Crimen Organizado y cómo contener su expansión"

Eric L. Olson Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Jul 20, 2013
Olson joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.

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