Latin America News

Latin American Program in the News: Central American peace accord celebrates 25 years, but has it brought peace?

Aug 09, 2012
Twenty-five years have passed since the Esquipulas peace agreement signing, which ended political turmoil but did not lead to peaceful societies.

Latin American Program in the News: As Central America heads towards lawlessness a new drug strategy is needed

Aug 02, 2012
The growing drug problem has brought increased attention to Central America. A change in U.S. policy is necessary to help the region, and with such change there is potential to reduce the problem.

Latin American Program in the News: OEA presencia desarme de pandillas en El Salvador

Jul 31, 2012
The largest gangs in El Salvador, Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18, have asked for the help of the Organization of American States in the peace process.

Latin American Program in the News: White House says Colombia not leader in cocaine

Jul 31, 2012
The White House Office on National Drug Control Policy said that Colombia is no longer the largest producer of cocaine in the world. Peru and Bolivia produced more cocaine in 2011 than Colombia.
Cynthia J. Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Coca planting rises in Colombia, cocaine production falls

Jul 27, 2012
Colombia saw an increase from the previous year in the amount of coca planted in 2011 though the amount of cocaine produced fell.

Brazil after Carnaval

Jul 24, 2012
Read the English translation of Valor Economico's review of the positive and negative opinions of Brazil in the media and the effects of these reports on the population itself, with quotes from Paulo Sotero.

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso Honored

Jul 09, 2012
Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso was honored last night by the Library of Congress of the United States with the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.

The real will only be successful when Brazilian and international interest rates are equal, says Persio Arida

Jul 03, 2012
Read the English translation of O Estado de S.Paulo's interview with Persio Arida, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and Brazilian Central Bank President, about the success of Plano Real after 18 years.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico's Presidential Election Results

Jul 02, 2012
The Wilson Center's Eric Olson discusses how the results of Mexico's presidential election will impact the drug wars, the country's changing economic picture and U.S.-Mexico relations on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico's Election: What It Means for US-Mexico Relations

Jul 02, 2012
Christopher Wilson of the Mexico Institute discusses the election results in Mexico and what they mean for US-Mexico relations on C-Span's Washington Journal.

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