Latin America News

Brazil Institute Joins ECSP's "New Security Beat" blog

Oct 15, 2008
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) maintains The New Security Beat blog, which provides frequent updates and commentary on the latest news, reports, and resources on population, environment, and security. The Brazil Institute contributes commentary, analysis and major news and publications reviews on new security issues in Brazil, focusing on the Amazon and biofuels. Read the most recent post on how "Prostitution, Agriculture, Development Fuel Human Trafficking in Brazil".

In Their Own Words:
United States Presidential Candidates on Latin America

Oct 14, 2008
In light of the unparalleled interest around the world in the outcome of the 2008 U. S. presidential election, the staff of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin American Program has prepared a collection of policy statements from the campaigns of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama on a series of topics relevant to Latin America. This compendium covers the following topics: Free Trade and Development; The War on Drugs and Hemispheric Security; Human Rights; Mexico; Immigration; Democratic Governance, Populism, and the "New Left"; and Cuba. Latin American Program staff have written brief introductions for each topic. The document then includes relevant excerpts from debates, interviews, official policy statements, articles, etc. Wherever possible, we have provided a link to the original statement. We will continue to update this collection throughout the remaining weeks of the presidential campaign.

Latin American Program Announces Employment Opportunity

Sep 04, 2008
The hiring period is now open for full-time employment as a program assistant with the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Brazil Institute Outreach

Sep 01, 2008
This section provides links to past and current Brazil Institute outreach efforts.

Ruth Cardoso, the former first lady of Brazil died in São Paulo on Tueday, June 24.

Jun 24, 2008
Dr. Ruth Cardoso was an influential Brazilian intellectual and a innovative and effective social policymaker. She was 77 years-old. News agencies around the world have commented on her contributions to Brazilian society. Director of the Brazil Institute Paulo Sotero, who was in São Paulo for the wake, issued a statement of remembrance. An Associated Press article is available here. To see the coverage from O Estado de S.Paulo click here.

New Conference Report: Journalism Across the Border

May 21, 2008
New report by Dolia Estévez on the conference that took place October 7-8, 2007 in El Paso, Texas.

Winners of Journalism Fellowship Announced

May 02, 2008
The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announce the first group of winners of their Fellowship for Latin America Journalists program. The winners are: Jorge Carrasco, Proceso (Mexico); Alfonso Cuéllar, Semana (Colombia); Luciana Franco, Revista Globo Rural (Brazil); Maurizio Guerrero, PODER y Negocios (Mexico) and Flavia Tavares, O Estado de S Paulo (Brazil).

Brazil: The Amazon and the Environment

May 01, 2008
The Amazon rainforest remains the largest continuous forest in the world, though economic development as well as natural causes threaten its survival. The Brazil Institute recently assembled panelists to discuss necessary conservation efforts to help preserve this vast, tropical treasure.

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