Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on the important role that the United States has in peace-building initiatives in Latin America.
This publication presents a summary of a conference on the economic future of Argentina.
Latin American Program in the News: Dialogue with the FARC should speed up to retain credibility (Santos’ brother)
In an event at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos indicated that the FARC should move the peace dialogues along or they could lose credibility. (In Spanish)
This volume explores one of the crucial intersections of political and economic change: how the reform of the central state in the form of policies of decentralization has affected democratic governance in different countries and at different levels of society.The book is a product of a two-year project on decentralization which included both national-level and comparative research.
Latin American Program in the News: New surgery for Venezuela’s Chavez throws election scenario into turmoil
Chavez delicate health condition may help the opposition in this year's presidential elections in Venezuela.
President Chavez, after 14 years in office, seeks reelection in the elections to be held in Venezuela on October 7. The authors report what conditions are like for the upcoming election. [SPANISH]
Since its founding in 1978, the Latin American Program has pursued an active agenda of scholarly research and public discussions on Cuban politics, society, and foreign affairs. Over the past several years we have held numerous conferences and seminars, bringing together Cuban, U.S., and Latin American scholars and policymakers to engage in research and debate on issues of critical importance. These meetings have been held both in Washington, DC as well as throughout the region in places such as Kingston, Jamaica, Havana, Cuba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Latin American Program's work on Cuba to date has focused on the following important issues: 1) the impact of a changing Cuba on its Caribbean neighbors vis-à-vis trade, migration, energy, narcotics trafficking, and security; 2) the shifting priorities of Cuba’s international security agenda; 3) political and economic changes in Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro’s illness and subsequent retirement; 4) collective security in the Caribbean region. The many policy bulletins and other publications resulting from these meetings have been widely distributed throughout the United States, Latin America, Canada, and Europe in both print and electronic formats and are found below.
Citizen insecurity poses a rising challenge to democratic governance and the exercise of citizenship throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Transnational organized crime, gang violence, drug production and trafficking, and other sources of insecurity continue to threaten the quality of democracy and rule of law in the region.