Latin America News

Matias Spektor Chairs Brazil-Argentina Nuclear History Conference

NPIHP Partner Hosts Conference on Brazil's and Argentina's Nuclear History

Mar 26, 2012
NPIHP partners at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) recently hosted a critical oral history conference on the Brazilian and Argentine nuclear programs. The conference discussions suggest that scholars may need to re-evaluate the standard historical narrative which portrays Brazil and Argentina as nuclear rivals who became partners following the end of military rule in both countries.

Mexico Institute in the News: Despite Calls for Fencing-In the Border, U.S. Sticks with Surveillance and Comms on Southwest Borders

Mar 22, 2012
The U.S. continues with an border security approach that does not include building a physical wall.

Mexico Institute in the News: How Mexico Creates American Jobs

Mar 21, 2012
Mexico has many advantages to help its economic relationship with the United States. As the countries cooperate economically, the United States will see many benefits.

Latin American Program in the News: Death of Consul's Daughter Spurs Venezuela Outcry

Mar 20, 2012
Latin American Program Scholar, Roberto Briceño-Leon, comments on high murder rates in Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: How to help El Salvador rebuild

Mar 20, 2012
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the importance of remittances and creation of productive capacity in El Salvador.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s middle class is becoming its majority

Mar 17, 2012
The middle class is growing in Mexico.

Mexico Institute in the News: World-Herald editorial: Challenges for Mexico

Mar 16, 2012
The United States is greatly affected by Mexico and its economy, and Mexico's economy has been improving for many reasons.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Election May Change How War on Drugs is Fought

Mar 09, 2012
Whoever is elected President of Mexico is likely to continue the war on drugs with a strategy that may shift to using more civilian police or a focus on preventing youth from joining cartels.

Mexico Institute in the News: Biden Talks of War on Drugs with Calderón

Mar 06, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Mexican President Calderón and the three presidential candidates. The two governments work closely to fight the War on Drugs; Obama’s administration is hopeful that they will continue to work closely when a new President is elected.

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez vs. Capriles: Stark choice for Venezuela's independent voters

Feb 29, 2012
Roberto Briceño-Leon, a professor at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., says he sees these independents as a third, distinct electoral group, spanning all social sectors. Among the poor, who traditionally have supported Chávez, nonaligned voters outnumber either Chávez or opposition supporters, his survey found.

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