Latin America News
Aug 16, 2012
As the world’s largest exporter of corn, soybeans, and wheat, the United States is vital to the global food market. But this summer has seen the country’s worst drought since 1956, and several other key grain-producing regions have been affected by abnormal weather this year as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.