Political Scientists write on current politics for US and Latin American media.

January 28, 2019: CLAS affiliate Ben Lessing (Political Science) writes about prison gang attacks in Fortaleza, Brazil for The Washington Post.

January 30, 2019: CLAS interim director Mike Albertus (Political Science) publishes an op-ed in The New York Times about the situation in Venezuela.

February 20, 2019: Ben Lessing interviewed by Brazil's Valor Económico on President Bolsonaro's new anti-crime bill, which will reduce punishment for police who kill suspects and allow harsher solitary-confinement sentencing: "If letting police kill the bandits could solve Brazil's crime problem, it would be solved already."

February 26, 2019: Mike Albertus pens an op-ed in Foreign Policy on Venezuela.