Latin America News

FARC, ELN: Colombia's Left-Wing Guerrillas

Dec 05, 2014
In this article, Cynthia Arnson is quoted on the peace talks between Colombia and the FARC. The article also includes a mention of the Latin American Program’s new bulletin, “The FARC and Colombia’s Illegal Drug Trade”.

How Obama's Immigration moves could lower crime rates

Dec 05, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in this article on President Obama's immigration moves and crime prevention.

Mexico and the U.S. Should Work Together to Combat Violence

Dec 05, 2014
"Current circumstances demand far more attention and a 'doubling down' of resources and political will to support the Merida Initiative," writes Duncan Wood.
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Innovation in Mexico: Can Media Lab S21 Expand Spanish Language Communication?

Dec 04, 2014
The MIT Media Lab has set the standard for creating “disruptive technologies” that lead to innovation. A new start up project, Mexico Media Lab S21, is attempting to achieve similar success in the areas of communication, technology, and innovation. Its founder, a former journalist, sees an opportunity to increase Spanish language content on the web, not only in Mexico, but globally as well.

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Comment period for EPA's climate rule closes

Dec 01, 2014
This energy news briefing features the event "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal" hosted by the Latin American Program in collaboration with the World Bank.

Hillary Clinton's Conflicting Monday Night Plans

Dec 01, 2014
National Journal's news roundup features the discussion "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal" co-sponsored by the World Bank and Latin American Program,
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Is North America’s Energy Boom a Global Game Changer?

Nov 26, 2014
Increases in energy production in Canada and the U.S., combined with promising reforms in Mexico, are creating what some describe as a “North American energy renaissance.” The world’s energy equation is changing, with more developments on the way. What are the implications of traditional energy producers becoming consumers and consumers becoming producers? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
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Mexico’s Energy Reforms: A Progress Report

Nov 25, 2014
Mexico is attempting to turn one of the world’s most closed energy programs into one of its most open. Is transformational change possible? And if success is achieved, what are the implications for Mexico, its neighbors, and the world? Duncan Wood is an expert on energy issues and also serves as Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. He provides insight and analysis during this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Crisis Negotiators Give Thanksgiving Tips

Nov 24, 2014
In this New York Times article, Latin American program director Cynthia Arnson discusses negotiation tactics that could be useful this holiday season.

Colombian General’s Capture Puts FARC Rebels on the Defensive

Nov 21, 2014
This article about the capture of a Colombian military general by FARC rebels quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the Colombian peace talks.

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