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Latin American Program in the News: Santos será Premiado por el Centro Wilson en EE. UU.

Mar 13, 2013
The Woodrow Wilson Center selects Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the winner of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro Llega a la Presidencia en Medio de Dudas

Mar 12, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson talks about Nicolas Maduro's recent comments and the effect on U.S. - Venezuela relations.

Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chavez Legacy Debate Continues About who he was, What he did, What's Next

Mar 12, 2013
“I find it almost impossible to imagine that it won’t be Nicolás Maduro,” said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. “He is the only person who has officially been given the blessing of Chavez to carry on his legacy."
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaria una mejora en las relaciones con Maduro

Mar 12, 2013
"...That was a bucket of cold water for attempts normalize relations..." (in Spanish)

Brazil's leftwing leaders mourn Chavez with not-so-veiled criticism

Mar 11, 2013
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Brazil's reaction.
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro Leans on Chavez's Charisma for Popularity

Mar 11, 2013
"There was a sense that perhaps Maduro was a more pragmatic person, would be amenable to exchange ambassadors. The statement he made Tuesday threw a huge bucket of cold water on those hopes."

From rags to riches to jail; Mexico's top union leader - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 08, 2013
"This goes way beyond education. It's about sending a signal to other unions in particular that they need to come on board to the government's program," Wood said. "As it has played out, I think it has been a stroke of genius."

Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaría una mejora en las relaciones con Maduro

Mar 08, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the future of U.S.-Venezuela relations in a post-Chávez era and the likelihood of closer bi-national ties under a Maduro-led administration. (In Spanish)
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Por qué Hugo Chávez ganó la reelección en 2012?

Mar 07, 2013
Speaking in January on Chavez's 2012 re-election and U.S.-Venezuela relations
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez's spirit will guide Venezuela - until leftist unity frays

Mar 07, 2013
“Chavismo is very much going to continue without Chavez, but it will never be the same”

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