Democratic Transition News

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."

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.

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)

Latin American Program in the News: Washington y la transición política de Venezuela

Mar 07, 2013
"En un momento de tanta emoción en el país por la muerte de Chávez -algo que une a sus simpatizantes- no habría necesidad de crear enemigos extranjeros", dice Cynthia J. Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez died of heart attack, says head of security

Mar 07, 2013
"There's really no one who can step into those shoes," Arnson said.

Latin American Program in the News: Will Chávez’s Latin American legacy continue?

Mar 07, 2013
“I think it’s likely to continue and certainly continue in the case of Cuba,’’ said Cynthia Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez's body brought 'home' to military academy

Mar 07, 2013
Cynthia Arnson said Maduro should win the upcoming presidential vote, even if he won't be able to harness Chavez's charisma.

Latin American Program in the News: A day of tears after Chavez death in Venezuela

Mar 07, 2013
Cynthia Arnson said Maduro won't be able to harness "Chavismo" as Chavez did so successfully, but she expects him to win any upcoming presidential vote.

Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chavez Death and Venezuela’s Future

Mar 07, 2013
“Any successor would have to prove he’s more Chavista than Chavez himself,” said Arnson.

East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

Mar 05, 2013
The European Studies program is now accepting applications for its Junior Scholars' Training Seminar - a scholarship opportunity for graduate students (MA and above) working towards a degree in the social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. The application deadline is April 30, 2013.

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