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Latin American Program in the News: "Venezuela divide a la Casa Blanca y al Congreso de EE.UU."

May 22, 2014
Latin American program director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the U.S. government's consideration of sanctions for individuals within the Venezuelan government. This article is in Spanish.

The Best Role for Kiev Provisional Government? Exiting.

May 21, 2014
Somewhere between the federal principles espoused by the provisional government and the demand for regional sovereignty displayed in the Donetsk and Luhansk referendums lies a middle ground that may resolve this crisis, writes Will Pomeranz.

Latin American Program in the News: "Experta explica cuál es la clave del éxito en el diálogo del oficialismo y MUD en Venezuela"

May 21, 2014
In this interview on NTN24's La Tarde, Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson explains the key to success in the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the opposition. This video is in Spanish.

It's Time for the U.S. to Reset Relations with India

May 19, 2014
The outcome of India's national election — a resounding triumph for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party — has put the United States in an awkward position.

Afghan Elections Result in Runoff

May 15, 2014
Michael Kugelman speaks to DW English about the upcoming runoff election in Afghanistan.
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Beyond the Current Crisis: The Big Picture in Venezuela

May 08, 2014
Demonstrators in Venezuela blame President Nicolás Maduro for "mismanaging" the economy of the oil-rich country and have said they will continue protesting until he resigns. But problems such as lack of security, high crime rates, and frustration with the country's poor economic situation did not begin when Maduro took office. In this edition of CONTEXT, Margarita López Maya looks at the big picture in Venezuela. How did it get to this point and what will it take to solve problems that have persisted for many years?

Latin American Program in the News: "Crimen organizado en América Latina se sustenta en las estructuras del estado y es un negocio en expansión"

May 02, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón is quoted in this article, which draws upon his article "The Rebellion of Criminal Networks: Organized Crime in Latin America and the Dynamics of Change," which was published by the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

Directions for Brazil-United States Relations

Apr 29, 2014
A summary of testimony given by Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, at a public hearing on Directions for Brazil-United States Relations before the Federal Senate of Brazil.

A Positive Surprise in Afghanistan

Apr 21, 2014
Senior Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the recent elections in Afghanistan.

A Crisis of Democracy in Bangladesh

Apr 21, 2014
Former Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Ali Riaz examines the background of the controversial elections in Bangladesh held in January 2014 and the future trajectory of Bangladeshi politics in a new article in Current History.

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