Latin America News

Colombia’s Election: A Referendum on the Peace Process

Jun 16, 2014
"More than just a clash of candidates and parties, the election is fundamentally a referendum on how to end Colombia’s fifty-year, internal armed conflict, the longest running in Latin America and undoubtedly one of the oldest in the world," writes Cynthia Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: "Police, Protestors Clash Morning of World Cup Opening; Security Remains Major Issue"

Jun 13, 2014
This article about the protests that have accompanied the opening of the 2014 World Cup includes a quote from Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Splits Over How to End War"

Jun 13, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian peace process and its effect on the elections this weekend.
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Why Soccer-loving Brazilians are Voicing Discontent Over World Cup

Jun 12, 2014
Hopes for Brazil’s burgeoning economy were high when the World Cup was awarded to the country in 2007. But now many Brazilians accuse the World Cup celebrations of draining $15 billion of Brazil’s resources into the international economy. Sports writer Dave Zirin and Paulo Sotero talk to Jeffrey Brown of PBS Newshour.

For Brazilians, a World Cup of Woe

Jun 12, 2014
When the World Cup ends a month from now — I hope with a sixth star shining on the golden jerseys of the home team — the problems that plagued Brazil's hosting effort will remain, writes Paulo Sotero in The Los Angeles Times.

On Eve of World Cup, Brazil Well-Regarded in Much of the World

Jun 11, 2014
According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, views of Brazil internationally are positive.

Latin American Program in the News: "Tough Slog for Canada to Change OAS"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's call for reforming the Organization of American States.

Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Widens Peace Talks Before Vote"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian government's recent announcement that it is exploring expanding the peace talks to include the ELN.

Latin American Program in the News: "Narcotráfico y el daño en el corredor"

Jun 11, 2014
Former Latin American Program Fellow Steven S. Dudley's contribution to the Latin American Program's report "Organized Crime in Central America: The Northern Triangle" is referenced in this article about the effects of drug trafficking in transit countries through which drugs are smuggled from producer to consumer countries. This article is in Spanish.

Brazilians Are Divided Over Games

Jun 02, 2014
Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero discusses Brazilian divisiveness over hosting the World Cup and Olympics on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop".

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