Latin America News

New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - Colombia's Peace Processes: Multiple Negotiations, Multiple Actors

Dec 07, 2006
Efforts to bring Colombia's long-runninginternal armed conflict to an end throughpolitical negotiations continued to face majorobstacles in 2006. This document reviews the major events in the peace process between Colombia's three main paramilitary groups (the FARC, the ELN, and the AUC) and the Colombian government.

A Divided Society: Brazilians Go to the Polls

Nov 01, 2006
"Brazil emerged from [October's] presidential contest deeply divided along social and geographic lines..."

Brazilians Vote for President, Legislature

Oct 31, 2006
On October 29, Brazilians re-elected President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva in a runoff election. His policies are credited with helping millions rise from poverty, a key factor in his victory. This article explores Lula's first presidential term and the political landscape leading up to the election.

Woodrow Wilson Center Brazil Institute Spring 2007 Internship Announcement

Oct 23, 2006
The Brazil Institute of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks a spring 2007 semester part-time intern with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on issues related to Brazil.

Ventana a Mexico

Oct 20, 2006

Brazil Institute Special Report 2 Available for Download - Brazil Under Lula and Prospects for the 2006 Elections

Sep 29, 2006
This report provides analysis of Lula's term in office and predictions on Brazil's October 1st Presidential Elections.

Release of "Immigration and America's Future: A New Chapter" report by the Independent Immigration Task Force

Sep 20, 2006
This report is presents the recommendations of the Immigration Task Force, which over the past year has carefully evaluated the economic, social, and demographic factors driving today's large-scale immigration to the United States, legal and illegal. The task force, a bipartisan panel of leaders and experts from key sectors concerned with immigration, was co-chaired by former senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN)

Paulo Sotero Marques Named New Director of Brazil Institute

Sep 14, 2006
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces that Brazilian journalist Paulo Sotero Marques will join the Center on September 18, 2006, as the director of the Brazil Institute.

New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - Latin America and the United States: The Future of the Relationship

Sep 05, 2006
This report explores key issues in the U.S.-Latin American relationship in the context of recent political and economic changes in the region. It is based on a conference co-sponsored by the Latin American Program of the Wilson Center, the Council of the Americas, and the Council of American Ambassadors.

2006 Woodrow Wilson Center Awards takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Aug 21, 2006
Ruy Mesquita, director of the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, and Mauricio Botelho, CEO of Embraer, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.

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