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Latin American Program in the News: The well-greased vote machine Chavez left

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson calls the ruling socialists' get-out-the-vote efforts in Venezuela extremely atypical for a democracy.

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro, con enorme maquinaria de promoción

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the Chávez/Maduro machine and how State and campaign funds are increasingly becoming conflated, which gives the incumbents an electoral edge. (In Spanish)

Kerry in Asia: Fleshing Out the Rebalance

Apr 12, 2013
Newly-minted Secretary of State John Kerry is in Asia this week amidst a rising sense of crisis prompted by weeks of bellicose rhetoric and increasingly dangerous threats by regional bad boy North Korea.

Survey: Arab Youth Optimistic About Future

Apr 10, 2013
Three-quarters of youth in 15 Arab countries think “our best days are ahead of us,” according to a new survey by Asada’a and Burson Marsteller. About 70 percent of respondents think the Arab world is “better off” since the uprisings began in December 2010, and 67 percent feel personally better off. Nearly half of youth say their government has become more transparent and representative.

Latin American Program in the News: Debilidad institucional vulnera guerra contra narcotráfico en Honduras

Apr 10, 2013
The Latin American Program was mentioned for its publication of "Organizaciones de Tráfico de drogas en Centroamérica: Transportistas, Carteles Mexicanos y Maras," which identified the nexus between the Sinaloa Cartel and criminal organizations within Honduras. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Researchers Examine Nurse Migration In North, Central America As Way To Strengthen Health Systems

Apr 02, 2013
This article features the new report convened by the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center and the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). The report explores the international phenomenon of nurse migration as well as analyzes the health care sector in the countries involved.

Latin American Program in the News: China seen favorably in Latin America

Apr 02, 2013
This article analyzes the image of China in Latin America according to a survey presented in the Wilson Center.

Latin American Program in the News: Anti-US Accusations in Venezuela Seen as Campaign Rhetoric

Mar 28, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the agglutinating effect of anti-American accusations coming out of Maduro's election campaign which, in her views, are being used to unite the chavista base.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuela Stops Communication With U.S. Diplomat Roberta Jacobson

Mar 28, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson weighs in on the troubled U.S.-Venezuelan diplomatic relationship and instability.

Jordan’s King: Muslim Brotherhood Crescent Developing

Mar 21, 2013
“I see a Muslim Brotherhood crescent developing in Egypt and Turkey,” Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned in a series of interviews with The Atlantic. The monarch said the Muslim Brothers are not necessarily interested in democracy. They are “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

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