Latin American Program in the News: Shifts in balance of power create uneasy relations in Latin America
Dr. Alexander Wilde comments on the the role of the Church in politics in Latin America, historically and as it continues to change.
With the global economic recovery at stake and Europe on the brink, the leaders of the G-20 nations are being hosted by President Calderón in Los Cabos, Mexico, as they seek to avoid crisis and stimulate sustainable growth. Top Mexican and U.S. experts met at the Wilson Center to discuss the summit.
This report is part of a series of research projects aimed at analyzing the influence of citizen participation and public security.
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.
Wilson Center scholar Lucía Dammert authors an opinion piece for Informe Regional de Desarrollo Humano about the criminal phenomenon in Latin America, and how the daily lives of Latin Americans are impacted by ineffectual government and a rising crime rate. She discusses the need for political change in order to achieve citizen security in the region. This article is in Spanish.
Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the impact upon US relations with Latin American countries that offer asylum to Edward Snowden. This article is in French.