Latin America News

Latin America Reports on National Security, Energy and Integration

Oct 29, 2008
On October 29, 2008, The Washington Post Online published a series of reports on national security, energy and integration by 5 Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows from Latin America. View the Fellows' Latin America Reports

Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows Featured in Newspaper

Oct 29, 2008
The Washington Post features articles about Latin America by the five Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. for a two-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.

Launch of the New BRAZIL PORTAL

Oct 16, 2008
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of the new BRAZIL PORTAL blog, a comprehensive news aggregator that covers Brazilian foreign and national affairs as well as environmental, economic, social, scientific and political issues in Brazil.

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.

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