Latin America News

The Mexican State and Anti-Corruption Efforts

Feb 09, 2015
The Mexico Institute charts how the Mexican State is fighting corruption. This infographic analyses Mexico's institutions and the current debate in Congress. It also illustrates some of our recommendations.

Apuesta por lo bajo en seguridad

Feb 09, 2015
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón writes about Colombia’s National Development Plan. This article is in Spanish.

El mundo contra ella: se derrumba la imagen global de Cristina

Feb 08, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is quoted in an article regarding the continued erosion of Argentine President Cristina Fernández's image internationally. This article is in Spanish.
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The U.S.-Mexico Border: Reporting on an Economy in Transition

Feb 03, 2015
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute has released a new report, “The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition.” The report provides insight into day to day life and commerce along the border, and provides a series of recommendations to strengthen competitiveness. We spoke with Mexico Institute Senior Associate, Chris Wilson, to learn more about both the unique process behind the report and also about some of the best ideas emerging from the year-long project. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Better Late than Never: Lessons Learned from Mexican Truck Drivers in the United States

Feb 02, 2015
On Friday, January 9, 2015, the United States Department of Transportation made an important announcement that has not received the recognition it deserves: the Department of Transportation will begin to process applications of Mexican land freight trucking companies wishing to provide international services in the United States. This topic is worth remembering for the lessons it leaves us with.

(III Foro 6) : Reforma institucional y pacto fiscal para mejorar la calidad de la democracia

Feb 02, 2015
This article talks about the panel on the quality of democracy of the III International Forum of Santo Domingo, organized by Idea International. Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center, is quoted from her comments as a panel speaker. This article is in Spanish.

Latin America 2015: Argentina Optimism, Venezuela Pessimism

Jan 26, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article regarding the upcoming Argentine presidential elections.

América Latina debe aplicar reformas para bajar desigualdad

Jan 26, 2015
The Woodrow Wilson Center is mentioned in an article that refers to comments made by Chief Economist of the World Bank, Augusto de la Torre, during the event "Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America" hosted by the Latin American Program. This article is in Spanish.

US drafts new assistance plan for Central America

Jan 26, 2015
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article on a new assistance plan to Central America.
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Citizen Security in Mexico: Getting Better or Getting Worse?

Jan 23, 2015
In this edition of CONTEXT, Alejandro Hope (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness), and David Shirk (University of San Diego), review efforts to improve citizen security in Mexico in 2014. They also look ahead to what we can expect in 2015. Is the situation getting better or worse? The answer to that question has a lot to do with where you’re looking. Our guests sort through the good and bad news with an eye toward the future.

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