Latin America News

Latin American Program in the News: Colombia's Santos wins coveted Woodrow Wilson Award

Mar 14, 2013
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuela: A tale of two Economies

Mar 13, 2013
Eric Olson on the economic situation in Venezuela and its growing dependency on imports.

Latin American Program in the News: Ahmadinejad's hug and the Future of Chavez's Alliance

Mar 13, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson on the independence and dependency of regional countries on Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: Santos será Premiado por el Centro Wilson en EE. UU.

Mar 13, 2013
The Woodrow Wilson Center selects Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the winner of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

Goldilocks Had It Right: How to Build Resilient Societies in the 21st Century

Mar 13, 2013
Some people, communities, and nations are able to weather and rebound from substantial shocks; they are, in a word, resilient. But what exactly does that mean? What characteristics confer resilience, and how can they be cultivated?

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro Llega a la Presidencia en Medio de Dudas

Mar 12, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson talks about Nicolas Maduro's recent comments and the effect on U.S. - Venezuela relations.

Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chavez Legacy Debate Continues About who he was, What he did, What's Next

Mar 12, 2013
“I find it almost impossible to imagine that it won’t be Nicolás Maduro,” said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. “He is the only person who has officially been given the blessing of Chavez to carry on his legacy."
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaria una mejora en las relaciones con Maduro

Mar 12, 2013
"...That was a bucket of cold water for attempts normalize relations..." (in Spanish)

Brazil's leftwing leaders mourn Chavez with not-so-veiled criticism

Mar 11, 2013
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Brazil's reaction.
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro Leans on Chavez's Charisma for Popularity

Mar 11, 2013
"There was a sense that perhaps Maduro was a more pragmatic person, would be amenable to exchange ambassadors. The statement he made Tuesday threw a huge bucket of cold water on those hopes."

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