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Mexico Institute in the News: A Look at the Mexican Election from a U.S. Perspective [in Spanish]

Jun 21, 2012
Four 'Mexicanists' that reside in the U.S. give their opinion on the presidential race, predict the winner, possible risks to the country, the initial actions that are needed from the candidate and the adjustments that must be done to combat organized crime. Christopher Wilson, Associate at the Mexico Institute, comments.
Jane Harman and Aung San Suu Kyi

What Myanmar can Teach Egypt

Jun 15, 2012
"While the Burmese may have been impressed with events in Tahrir Square last year, Egypt should be looking to Myanmar’s example now. Egyptians are due to head to the polls this weekend but democratic change seems increasingly elusive. Myanmar, meanwhile, has moved further and faster toward real political reform," writes Jane Harman in Politico.

"Algeria’s Islamists Crushed in First Arab Spring Elections" by David B. Ottaway

May 15, 2012
David B. Ottaway is a senior scholar at the Wilson Center who has recently returned from Algeria. The following piece is an overview of his observations of Algeria’s May 10 parliamentary elections.

Brazil's ex-president Cardoso lauded for nation's return to democracy

May 15, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, speaks with PRI's The World on former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's recent award from the Library of Congress

Brazil's ex-leader honored as scholar

May 14, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses the Library of Congress's decision to award former former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso the John W. Kluge Prize.

The Brazilian Challenge: How to Manage Asymmetrical Regional Relations Beyond the OAS

May 12, 2012
View the latest article by Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute in the most recent issue of Revista CIBOD d'afers internacionals.

The stars align at Canada's recent university mission to Brazil

May 10, 2012
Public Policy Scholar Ted Hewitt discusses the Brazil-Canada education relationship

Nabeel Rajab's Arrest Featured in Newsletter of the World Movement for Democracy

May 09, 2012
The recent arrest of Nabeel Rajab, Bahraini human rights activist and recipient of the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, has drawn world-wide media attention. Human rights organizations have issued statements in support of releasing the activist, as media networks reported on the arrest.

Brazil Institute in the News

May 01, 2012
A review of news items related to President Dilma Rousseff's first visit to Washington, D.C.

Latin American Program in the News: Insulza urges U.S. to accept Cuba at Summit of the Americas

Apr 25, 2012
“The fact that we have talked about Cuba so much demonstrates that this is a problem of the United States”, said Insulza during a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “Is it worth keeping an artificial situation for the rest of the countries in the region, and indeed, defend a policy that has had no success in 50 years?”, he questioned in relation to the trade embargo that Washington imposed on the communist island in 1962. (In Spanish)

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