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.
Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Associate Director Eric Olson comment on endemic social exclusion and the lack of opportunities for youth as tasks that should be shared by the international community with Central American countries taking a leading role to combat them.
Margarita López Maya elaborated on the quasi-religious aura that has engulfed Chávez's cult of personhood, which has the potential to circumvent constitutional restraints and legitimate extralegal measures.
The essays in this report reflect an effort to provide background and context for understanding Iran's relations with Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela; the articles emphasize the foreign policy objectives and strategies of Latin American nations as well as the strategic objectives of the Iranian government. Originally presented at a conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center in July 2008, the papers have since been revised, translated, and updated.
Despite the tenuous state of public security in Mexico and the impact the U.S. economic recession has had on the country, Mexico has been successful at boosting its economic performance, while at the same time demonstrating innovation in its agricultural, aerospace, automobile manufacturing and energy sectors.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad is to visit several Latin American countries.