Latin America News

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.

Winners Announced in the Second Round of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" Competition

Aug 21, 2006
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce that the second round of the competition for "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" is officially closed and the winners have been selected. The following eight individuals have been awarded grants for their outstanding proposals. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy" Competition: Alejandro Bonvecchi (Argentina) - "Political Determinants of Legislative Budgetary Oversight: Political Competitiveness and Party Cohesion in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico"Alberto Föhrig (Argentina) - "Segmented Professionalism in Argentine Political Parties"Macarena Gómez-Barris (United States) - "The Place of Villa Grimaldi in Chile's Democracy: Citizenship, Memory and Public Space"Juliet Hooker (Nicaragua) - "The Institutional Design of Costeño Regional Autonomy and Relations between Indigenous and Afro-descendant Groups in Nicaragua"José Antonio Lucero (United States) - "Decolonizing Democracy: Lessons from Bolivia and Peru" Juan Pablo Luna (Uruguay) - "A Lost Battle? Building Programmatic Party-Voter Linkages in Contemporary Latin America"Luciana Ferreira Tatagiba (Brazil) - "Participação e reforma do Estado: Sobre a arquitetura da participação em São Paulo, Brasil"Brett Troyan (United States) - "The Elaboration of a New Language of Citizenship: The Experience of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca in Southwestern Colombia, 1971 – 1991"We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 60 applications from 15 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.

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.

Report Launch of Invisible No More: Mexican Migrant Civic Participation in the United States

Aug 17, 2006
Edited by Xóchitl Bada, Jonathan Fox and Andrew Selee

Invisible No More

Aug 01, 2006

Opinion: Colombia's presidential elections

Jun 07, 2006
"Uribe must work toward social equity" by Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, published in The Miami Herald, June 7, 2006.

Brazil Institute Launches 2006 Elections Website

May 17, 2006
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of its 2006 Elections Website, dedicated to October's Presidential Elections.

Latin American Program Announces Opening of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" Fellowship Competition

May 15, 2006
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with the support of The Ford Foundation, announces the second competition for Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America, with the goal of stimulating innovative work among relatively junior members of the academic profession and to focus attention on democracy in Latin America.

Noticias (Spring 2006) available for download

May 08, 2006
Information on Latin American Program activities since the fall of 2005 including: Setting the Agenda for Latin America in the Coming Decade, Mexican Migrant Civic and Political Participation, Domestic and Foreign Policies of Hugo Chavez, the Mensalao Scandal in Brazil, and more!Download from the Noticias section of our Publications web page.

Noticias (Spring 2006) available for download

May 08, 2006
Information on Latin American Program activities since the fall of 2005 including: Setting the Agenda for Latin America in the Coming Decade, Mexican Migrant Civic and Political Participation, Domestic and Foreign Policies of Hugo Chavez, the Mensalao Scandal in Brazil, and more!Download from the Noticias section of our Publications web page.

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