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Preserving the Amazon: A Race Against Time

Nov 13, 2014
Researchers from the United States and the state of São Paulo met at a FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) symposium in Washington, DC to present the latest findings from their studies of the Amazon. The “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon” meeting was organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center. One of the featured speakers was noted biodiversity expert, Tom Lovejoy. We spoke with him about the state of the Amazon and efforts to preserve its endangered ecosystem.

Heine: "No hemos recibido ningún reclamo de China por negociación del TPP"

Nov 12, 2014
In this article, Latin American Program Global Fellow Jorge Heine discusses how the TPP affects the relationship between China and Chile. This article is in Spanish.

Josefina Vázquez Mota Named Public Policy Scholar at Wilson Center's Mexico Institute

Nov 07, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce the appointment of Josefina Vázquez Mota as a Public Policy Scholar with the Mexico Institute. Vázquez Mota will work closely with the Mexico Institute on issues of the border, migration, and migrants.

Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope on Mexico’s drug cartels and ongoing violence

Nov 07, 2014
Director Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope discuss the ongoing violence and what Mexico is doing to combat the cartels on CCTV America's The Heat.

Policy Roundtable - Scholars, Policymakers, and International Affairs: Finding Common Cause

Nov 06, 2014
On November 6, 2014, the Organization of American States held the 62nd Policy Roundtable: “Scholars, Policymakers and International Affairs: Finding Common Cause.” Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, moderated the panel on the contribution of scholars to effective policy-making.

Latinoamérica gira hacia una mayor liberalización social

Nov 05, 2014
Latin American Program Fellow Joseph Tulchin is quoted in this article about growing social liberalization in Latin America. This article is in Spanish.

OAS Roundtable to Discuss Contribution of Academics to the Design of Public Policies on International Relations

Nov 05, 2014
Cynthia Arnson Director of the Latin American Program moderated a panel discussion at the 62nd Policy Roundtable of the Organization of American States. The discussion focused on recommendations drawn from the book by Public Policy Scholar Abraham F. Lowenthal and Mariano E. Bertucci on the dynamics between academics and public policy makers in the area of international relations.

Victoria de republicanos en Congreso impactaría relación con Colombia

Nov 04, 2014
The Director of the Latin American Program, Cynthia Arnson, is quoted in this article about the U.S. midterm elections and how they may impact foreign relations. This article is in Spanish.

Shannon llega a C.A. a verificar los avances en combate a la inseguridad

Nov 02, 2014
This article about State Department Counselor Tom Shannon's trip to the Northern Triangle references the Latin American Program's October 30th event on crime prevention in Central America. This article is in Spanish.

Cuando la modernización se topó con la bestialidad en México

Oct 31, 2014
The Latin American Program's Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón co-authors this article on violence in Mexico. This article is in Spanish.

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