Latin America News

Report Launch of U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade and Rural Poverty in Mexico

Nov 12, 2007
On November 12, 2007, El Colegio de Mexico hosted the release of the Mexico Institute/Fundación IDEA publication, "U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade and Rural Poverty in Mexico."

Latin American Immigrants: Civic and Political Participation in the Washington DC-Metro Area

Nov 01, 2007
On November 1st, the Mexico Institute hosted a conference focusing on Latin American immigrants and their role as social, civic and political actors in the United States. Click here for more information about the event.

Woodrow Wilson Center Awards Dinner

Oct 29, 2007
The Woodrow Wilson Center holds its second annual awards dinner in Sao Paulo, Brazil to recognize Jorge Gerdau and Zilda Arns. The business entrepreneur and founder of a national community center for children highlighted the importance of civic engagement and called for more public policy. Article Link

Globalisation: A New Challenge for Multilateralism

Oct 23, 2007
Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurría, addressing on international cooperation, identifies financial crisis, global warming, aging, international migration and poverty as the main challenges posed by globalization.

Mexico Institute Sponsors Cross-Border Journalism Conference

Oct 08, 2007
On October 7-8, 2007 the Woodrow Wilson Center, the University of Texas at El Paso, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the Comité por el Premio de Periodismo Nacional and Sam Donaldson of ABC News hosted Journalism Across Borders, a conference convening editors, news directors, and senior journalists from Mexico and the United States in El Paso, Texas to discuss the challenges of covering each other's country and the border region.

Mexico Institute takes Congressional Delegation on Study Tour of Mexico City

Sep 20, 2007
Members of Congress Howard Berman, D-CA; Zoe Lofgren, D-CA; Steve King, R-IA; Ciro Rodriguez, D-TX and Lois Capps, D-CA and senior advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Dean Aguillen joined the Mexico Insitute for a three-day trip to Mexico City.

Article published by Paulo Sotero, Brazil Institute Director, in the Italian geopolitics journal Limes.

Jun 21, 2007
In the article titled, "Lula and Bush, an Odd Pair," Sotero analyzes the recent rapprochement of the U.S.-Brazilian relationship and its implications.Download PDF (in Italian)

Op-ed Article by Ambassador Rubens Barbosa in O Estado de S.Paulo

Jun 14, 2007
Former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States Rubens Barbosa comments on Mercosul and predicts possible future directions for the bloc. Original in Portuguese and translated into English

New Opinion Piece by Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson

May 16, 2007
We are pleased to share with you a link to a recent op-ed by Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson, concerning U.S. policy in Latin America and how it could change to address the priorities of many governments in the region.We hope you find it of interest.

Working Group Report

May 09, 2007
The Brazil Institute convened an invitation-only working group with leaders from prominent environmental and international organizations and the President of Unica, Eduardo Carvalho, to dispel myths and assess the challenges posed by the current and projected expansion of Brazilian sugarcane-ethanol production. Download File

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