Latin America News

New Book: Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America

May 24, 2004
Latin American Program staff members Joseph S. Tulchin and Andrew D. Selee, along with Philip Oxhorn, present a new book that studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. For more information, see our Latin American Program Books page.

Noticias Winter 2004 available for download

May 24, 2004
Articles on Conflict and Peace in Colombia, Analyzing Citizenship, MERCOSUR, Mexican & US Journalists Seminar, Changes in Cuban Society, Hemispheric Security, Combatting Child Labor in Brazil and more! Download the .pdf from our Noticias publications page.

"A Day Without a Mexican, Un Dia Sin Mexicanos"

May 14, 2004
The movie describes the state of California if all Latinos, specifically Mexicans, would disappear. Who would mow the lawns, pick the fruit, and do many other jobs that simply go unnoticed? The film is being released first in California and Texas; thereafter depending on it's success, will determine whether the film is released nationwide. To find out more, visit their website.

Tomás Rivera Policy Institute Announces New Study Findings

May 03, 2004
"Awareness of financial aid options is critically lacking in the Latino community, and that lack of awareness has a direct impact on college attendance and achievement. That is one of the key findings from a new survey conducted by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California and commissioned by The Sallie Mae Fund." For further information please go to the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute website.

Mexico Public Policy Scholars Selected for the 2004-2005 Academic year

Apr 08, 2004
The scholars will each spend a period of six-months residence in Washington, D.C. at the Woodrow Wilson Center. They will work on their own research projects and be available to participate in conferences, seminars, and meetings on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations while in Washington. On their return to Mexico, they will serve as a key resource on U.S. politics and Mexico-U.S. relations.

Congressional Hearings on Immigration

Apr 08, 2004
As the immigration debate is further discussed in Congress, summaries on the latest Congressional hearings are available through the Mexico Institute. For further information, please visit the respective Committee Hearings' websites.

Mexico and the United States: How We Perceive Each Other

Apr 07, 2004
On February 27, the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, in conjunction with Letras Libres magazine, convened journalists, diplomats, and businesspeople from Mexico and the United States at a conference exploring how both countries view and interact with each other.

Bordering on Better Relations

Apr 07, 2004
Mexico and the United States share a 2,000-mile border, but only recently have the two countries begun developing healthy bilateral relations, evolving from distant neighbors to cautious partners.

Viva Mexico

Apr 01, 2004
Washington, DC area cultural institutions have joined with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Meico to present a celebration of Mexican culture this spring and summer through various exhibitions performances and events.

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