Is democracy in Latin America in trouble, as many now argue? Or is the increasingly overt political participation of both "average" and marginalized citizens evidence to the contrary? This important collection focuses on citizenship to shed light on the dynamics and obstacles that the region's democracy's now face. Published by Lynne Rienner Publishers.
On Tuesday Authorities captured alleged drug lord Guatemalan Horst Walther Overdick. “His capture is certainly a welcome development, but its impact on drug trafficking in Guatemala or levels of violence overall remains to be seen. In Mexico, the strategy of going after drug kingpins has been one of the factors contributing to the rise in violence,” Director of the Latin America Program Cynthia Arnson told the Associated press. [Original Article in Spanish]
This article on growing protests in support of striking farmers in Colombia quotes Latin American Program Director, Cynthia Arnson.
Guillermo O'Donnell, the foremost Latin American political scientist of the last 50 years and one of the world's leading scholars of comparative politics, passed away this week in his native Argentina.
Lead Article: Seminar Series on Mexican Politics and Society
Directors Cynthia Arnson and Duncan Wood are quoted in an article about US-Latin American economic relations, following President Obama's recent trip to the region. (in Spanish)
En el marco de un proyecto sobre la seguridad ciudadana apoyado por la Corporación Andina de Fomento, el Programa Latinoamericano del Woodrow Wilson Center, junto con el Instituto de Defensa Legal en Lima, puso en discusión estos temas ante un grupo de expertos y autoridades del Perú, Colombia, Bolivia y Ecuador.