Governance News

Latin American Program in the News: "Latin America Taxes Fall"

Mar 24, 2014
This article about changes in tax rates in Latin America references the new Wilson Center Latin American Program report on tax reform in Chile.

Latin American Program in the News: Opposition Fails to Maintain Momentum in Venezuela

Mar 20, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson spoke on the morning edition of NPR about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and the situation of the opposition.

Latin American Program in the News: "Otro ataque a la OEA"

Mar 12, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the relationship between Venezuela and the Organization of American States, including the response to the current crisis in Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelans Divided on Who to Blame for Economic, Social Woes

Feb 25, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the ongoing protests and political division in Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: "Protests Against Venezuela's Government Escalate"

Feb 21, 2014
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the ongoing protests in Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: "Who is Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López?"

Feb 20, 2014
This article about Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López quotes Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson talking about López's political views.

Latin American Program in the News: "Analista: 'Venezuela enfrenta un momento crucial'"

Feb 20, 2014
In an interview with Voz de América, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses the current situation in Venezuela. This interview is in Spanish.

When Barry Met Hamid

Feb 18, 2014
Christina Lamb, one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a Wilson Center Global Fellow, warns that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is “playing straight into the hands” of those who favor the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But Washington is also to blame for deplorable ties between Afghanistan and the United States.

Summer Research Grant Competition

Feb 05, 2014
The Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the summer research grant competition. This stipend is available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. The grant is for a period of two months, and includes residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2014.

Turkey’s Europe Momentum

Feb 04, 2014
"There is a limit to how far Turkey will distance itself from the West, in particular during times of regional or international systemic crisis," writes Wilson Center Global Fellow Bulent Aras in his latest policy brief on "Turkey's Europe Momentum." Discussing Turkey's relationship with Europe, Aras suggests that "It is possible to generate new momentum for a dialogue with the EU once a carefully structured and expressed political rhetoric has been put into political circulation."

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