Why are we still experiencing the kinds of migration and dysfunctional state institutions that we’ve been trying to fix since the 1980s? According to Cynthia Arnson and Eric Olson who each testified before the Senate this week, to be successful, the United States must address the most important drivers of this flow and focus on improving the quality of democratic governance, citizen security, and inclusive development in Central America.
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to discuss the crisis in Central America and what's driving the exodus of unaccompanied minors.
Associate Director Eric L. Olson's comments at a Congressional hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee are quoted in this article.
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border
"It is important to note that adding more boots on the ground would do little or nothing to stem the flow of children across the border. The real solutions lie in addressing the push factors in the source countries," writes Christopher Wilson and Eric Olson.
Director Jane Harman discusses the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians and the immigration crisis on CBS News' Talk of the Nation with Gerald Seib, Danielle Pletka, and Nia-Malika Henderson.
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in an article on Dallas Morning News about the endemic violence in Honduras causing young people to flee.
Associate Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on NPR-Morning Edition about motivations causing Central American children to flee.
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about economic problems in Brazil, despite hosting the World Cup.
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on "BBC World News America" providing insight on the current border crisis.