Jan 22, 2013
Our Director, Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by El Espectador on Obama's second term. (IN SPANISH)
Jan 03, 2013
Trouble in Argentina and Venezuela and elections in Chile, Ecuador, Honduras and Paraguay.
Jan 03, 2013
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed on Channel 4 about Chavez' health and the future of Chavismo under Nicolás Maduro.
Dec 21, 2012
Cynthia Arnson comments on President Hugo Chavez and Vice President Nicolás Maduro.
Dec 10, 2012
Arnson is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the Venezuelan leader's health status and it's effects on the nation.
Oct 11, 2012
Despite a number of prominent polls indicating a tight finish, Hugo Chavez was re-elected President of Venezuela by a comfortable margin. But the opposition ran a competitive race and may have some momentum with regional elections set for December. Chavez’s health and prospects for completing his latest term in office remain questionable. In this Context interview, Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, discusses the implications of the election results.
Oct 02, 2012
Is Hugo Chavez sailing toward re-election? Or is challenger Henrique Capriles surging toward upset victory in Venezuela’s election? Your answer might depend on which of the country’s polls you’ve been following. Though major polling firms differ on where the race stands, they seem to agree that the final outcome is almost impossible to predict. We spoke with one of Venezuela’s top pollsters, Luis Vicente Leon, Director of Datanalisis, for an up to the moment analysis of the polling data and the dynamics of the race.
Latin American Program in the News: As Central America heads towards lawlessness a new drug strategy is needed
Aug 02, 2012
The growing drug problem has brought increased attention to Central America. A change in U.S. policy is necessary to help the region, and with such change there is potential to reduce the problem.
Jul 31, 2012
The White House Office on National Drug Control Policy said that Colombia is no longer the largest producer of cocaine in the world. Peru and Bolivia produced more cocaine in 2011 than Colombia.
Jun 25, 2012
As the international community pressured Iran to cooperate in regard to its nuclear program, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went to Venezuela to meet with Hugo Chavez.