Latin America Events

Extractives, Equity and Conflict: Lessons from Work at Local, National and International Levels

February 14, 2012 // 9:30am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Hosted by the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum, this forum will discuss trends and lessons learned in work on equity and the impacts of extractives industries (oil, gas and mining) in developing countries and will particularly highlight the effects on conflict.
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Addressing Social Constructs to Improve Adolescent Health

February 02, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
“There are 750 million adolescent girls in the world today, and this is by far one of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable demographics,” said Denise Dunning of the Public Health Institute.
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Venezuela’s Primary Elections: What To Expect?

February 02, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
On Sunday, February 12, 2012, Venezuela held a primary election aimed at defining a single candidate to oppose President Hugo Chávez in presidential elections scheduled for October 7. In a rare showing of unity, opposition parties have agreed to select a single candidate to challenge President Chávez in the October elections, hoping to end more than a decade of his control of the presidency.

Addressing the Evolving Needs of Haiti’s Women and Children Two Years After the Earthquake

January 30, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
This event will be aimed at highlighting the progress in health for women and children in Haiti since the disaster occurred and communicate how Haitian and U.S. governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society are continuing to work together to build a healthier future for women and children.
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Two Decades after El Salvador’s Peace Accords: Current Challenges

January 30, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Latin American Program
In the twenty years since the signing of the Peace Accords, El Salvador has made impressive progress in expanding political and media freedoms, reforming the military and security forces, lowering rates of poverty and inequality, improving respect for human rights, and reforming electoral institutions. Today, however, El Salvador faces unprecedented security and economic challenges. An upsurge in transnational crime, including narcotics, weapons, and human trafficking, has intersected with longstanding problems of gang violence such that El Salvador suffers one of the highest homicide rates in the world. El Salvador’s economy continues to struggle amidst the global recession and weak economic recovery in the United States, the country’s largest export market.
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Mexico Today

January 13, 2012 // 9:00am1:45pm
Mexico Institute
A Seminar Convened by CIDAC and the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute

The Death of Trilateralism in the NAFTA Neighborhood: Views from the United States, Mexico, and Canada

December 15, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
Three panelists reviewed the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the evolution of regional economic cooperation.
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Latin American Elections 2011-2012: What Do They Tell Us?

December 13, 2011 // 12:30pm3:00pm
Latin American Program
In previous events in this series, we examined results of the presidential elections in Guatemala and Argentina. This time we will take an in-depth look at Nicaragua’s presidential elections of November 6, 2011, and Colombia’s regional and municipal elections of October 30, 2011. Looking ahead to two of the hemisphere’s most important contests in 2012, we will explore pre-electoral dynamics in Mexico and Venezuela.
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Is Rio's Tough Love Strategy Against Violence Working?

December 13, 2011 // 9:00am11:30am
Brazil Institute
A conference to examine the effects of the Rio de Janeiro Pacifying Police Units (UPPs).
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The Impact of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict on the Arab and Jewish Diasporas in Latin America

December 09, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
Kaufman’s study builds on previously explored interactions among the homeland, diasporas, and the host country by highlighting the actual and potential links among both Arab and Jewish communities specifically in Latin America and their relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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