Latin America News
Dec 18, 2012
Cynthia Arnson is quoted in an Associated Press article discussing the impact that the outpouring of emotion over Hugo Chávez's precarious health will have in Venezuelan politics.
Dec 17, 2012
Cynthia Arnson appeared on CTV News to discuss the international ramifications of Chávez's possible successor, Nicolás Maduro.
Dec 17, 2012
While in recent decades Latin America as a region has made impressive gains in building state capacity and strengthening democracy, criminal networks have adapted to the forces of modernization and capitalized on the vulnerabilities of Latin American democracies by way of an extralegal system of relationships based on clientelism and corruption.
Dec 10, 2012
Arnson is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the Venezuelan leader's health status and it's effects on the nation.
Dec 06, 2012
Former ambassador and Brazil Institute adivisory board member Luigi Einaudi reflects on the role of the OAS in an increasingly multilateral world.
Nov 27, 2012
Op-ed by Andrew Selee and Christopher Wilson. Andrew Selee is the vice president for programs at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a senior adviser for the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. Christopher Wilson is an associate for the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center.
Oct 23, 2012
In many countries, oil tends to fuel civil and international conflicts. Wilson Center Fellow Jeff Colgan talks about the case studies to be featured in his forthcoming book due out in February 2013.
Oct 18, 2012
The Colombian government and the FARC began peace talks this week.
Oct 15, 2012
In Oslo, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the government will also focus on agrarian reform and victims' rights, among other issues. Steve Dudley, Wilson Center Fellow, voiced optimism that Colombia could avoid a new wave of killings if a peace accord is signed.
Oct 11, 2012
Despite a number of prominent polls indicating a tight finish, Hugo Chavez was re-elected President of Venezuela by a comfortable margin. But the opposition ran a competitive race and may have some momentum with regional elections set for December. Chavez’s health and prospects for completing his latest term in office remain questionable. In this Context interview, Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, discusses the implications of the election results.