Latin America News

Latin American Program in the News: Raúl Castro busca reinserción regional de Cuba como anfitrión de la Celac

Jan 27, 2014
This article discusses CELAC and Raúl Castro's hope to seek regional reintegration of Cuba. Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the opportunity that CELAC provides for this reintegration. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: New Economic Realities Take Hold in Latin America

Jan 23, 2014
On this segment of The Daily Circuit by MPR, Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed concerning the rise of Latin American economies.

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Qué tanto sabe usted acerca de la marihuana? ¿Se atreve a tomar un test?

Jan 20, 2014
Latin American Program Scholar Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara authored this article on public knowledge of marijuana, published by Razonpublica.com. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Elogio de la marihuana?

Jan 15, 2014
The Wilson Center Press report “The Criminal Diaspora: The Transnational Diffusion of Organized Crime and How to Contain Its Expansion,” edited by Latin American Program scholar Juan Carlos Garzón and Associate Director Eric L. Olson, is cited by this op-ed about reform of marijuana laws. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America 2014 Political Outlook

Jan 15, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by Latinvex about upcoming elections and the overall political outlook in Latin America in 2014.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America sees violent crime

Jan 10, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, provides commentary on the causes of violent crime in Latin America and possible solutions.

Public health and human rights: The new language of the drug policy debate

Jan 08, 2014
Summary of the The 54th Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control (CICAD, in Spanish) of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Latin American Program in the News: “Nuestro compromiso es ayudar a construir una paz sostenible”

Jan 07, 2014
Latin American Program Board Member María Eugenia Garcés was interviewed by Semana about her philanthropic foundation, AlvarAlice, and the challenges of its social development work in the Aguablanca district of Cali, Colombia. This article is in Spanish.

Mexico in 2014: Can Peña Nieto Consolidate Reform?

Jan 03, 2014
“2014 will be another pivotal year for Mexico and for President Peña Nieto,” writes Duncan Wood. “Mexico’s Moment has never really materialized, but that may be a good thing; laying solid foundations for long term economic growth is more important than a short-lived economic boom.”

Brazil in 2014: Will Rousseff Change Course?

Jan 03, 2014
Favored to win reelection in 2014 but facing a deteriorating economy, Rousseff has positive and negative incentives to change course. But first comes the World Cup and, possibly, the return of street protests, writes Paulo Sotero.

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