Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellows Featured in Newspaper

Dec 22, 2009

Now in its second year, the Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Journalism Fellowship for Latin American Journalists provides an opportunity to conduct three weeks of reporting concerning hemispheric relations on an issue of importance to journalists' home countries. The fellowship works as an immersion program in the political culture of the U.S. capital. This year, five journalists from the region had the unique opportunity to develop sources of information, enter into direct contact with public and private institutions, and experience first-hand how Washington operates.

The fellows were selected from a pool of more the 55 candidates. During their three weeks in Washington, journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, and Venezuela conducted reporting on an issue of importance to their home countries and to the United States. They also attended seminars at The Post and the Wilson Center.

The program sought to provide opportunities for professional development and to encourage dialogue between journalists from Latin America and the United States.

Read the articles

Treatment vs. incarceration: U.S. officials debate handling of drug offenses
By Ana Francisca Vega, El Economista

Far from their island, Jamaican children struggle with new expectations
By Ingrid Brown, Jamaica Observer

Despite the expense and the danger, deportees slip back in again and again
By Ingrid Brown, Jamaica Observer

Stigma at home, fear of deportation haunt Jamaican illegal immigrants with HIV/AIDS
By Ingrid Brown, Jamaica Observer

More than money, failures of U.S. schools require new strategies
By Demetrio Weber, O Globo

Extradited Colombian death-squad leaders leave valuable information behind
By Diana Carolina Durán Núñez, El Espectador

Ambassador contemplates a 'new moment' for Venezuela-U.S. relations
By Andrea Daza Tapia, El Mundo Economía y Negocios

Expensive lobbying efforts seek to rehabilitate Venezuela's image
By Andrea Daza Tapia, El Mundo Economía y Negocios

The art of lobbying -- and disappearing -- from a jail cell
By Andrea Daza Tapia, El Mundo Economía y Negocios

With oil, security and Chávez in the mix, the relationship challenge continues
By Andrea Daza Tapia, El Mundo Economía y Negocios

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