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Controlling the Armed Forces in Democratic Transitions: Cases from Latin America

This paper explores civil-military relations during the transition to democracy and during the democratic consolidation stage.

A Review of "My Country: Insights to Understand and Change Mexico"

Eric L. Olson, Senior Associate at the Mexico institute, has reviewed Denise Dresser's book titled "My Country: Insights to Understand and Change Mexico". The review appears on page 10 of the recent issue of 'Americas Quarterly' for winter the of 2012.

Latin American Program in the News: América Latina, el nuevo campo de batalla económico entre China y EE UU

The Wilson Center is mentioned in this article on the economic influence of China in Latin America.

Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America

This empirically grounded collection examines the growth of participatory institutions in Latin American democracy and how such institutions affect representative government. Selee and Peruzzotti analyze specific cases in Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.

Elections and Peace in Colombia

"Understanding how the elections in Colombia became a referendum on the peace process—and on uribismo itself—requires looking less at the candidates themselves than at the alliance, and then bitter parting, of Santos and Uribe," writes Cynthia Arnson in the forthcoming Americas Quarterly, Summer 2014, Volume 8/No. 3.

Latin American Program in the News: US eyes better ties with Venezuela, post-Chavez

Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson discusses how a transition from Chavez could open the way for better ties between the US and Venezuela.

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