Latin American Program in the News: Chavez vs. Capriles: Stark choice for Venezuela's independent voters
Roberto Briceño-Leon, a professor at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., says he sees these independents as a third, distinct electoral group, spanning all social sectors. Among the poor, who traditionally have supported Chávez, nonaligned voters outnumber either Chávez or opposition supporters, his survey found.
Associate Director Eric Olson comments on the impact that the Mérida Initiative has had in Mexico. (In Spanish)
This report summarizes a November 2004 conference co-sponsored by the Organization of American States that discussed the role the media plays in the consolidation of democracy.
"It is important to note that adding more boots on the ground would do little or nothing to stem the flow of children across the border. The real solutions lie in addressing the push factors in the source countries," writes Christopher Wilson and Eric Olson.
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson was quoted in El Diario for commenting on the cohesive impact of Chávez's charisma, internal fissures within chavismo and the challenges of corruption and lack of citizen security within Venezuela. (In Spanish)
Testimony Before Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the Americas
Prepared for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations' Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs. March 31, 2011.