This report discussed the debate about the systems of defense in the region at the conference held on September 26, 2002 in Buenos Aires as part of the project "Creating Community in the Americas."
This bulletin summarizes findings on health sector reform from case studies on reform efforts during the 1990s in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru.
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed on Foro Interamericano, a segment by Voz de América, about the Colombian elections. This interview is in Spanish.
The two most important ways that migration influences development in Mexico is through remittances and labor markets. Mexico is the largest recipient of remittances in Latin America, with remittances totaling $22 billion (about 2.5% of GDP) in 2010. Focusing on labor markets, existing research suggests that between 1990 and 2000 migration increased wages by 8% in Mexico with more pronounced effects among less-educated workers.
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and WOLA will present a panel of experts addressing new responses to the challenges of organized crime and violence, including drug trafficking.
Eric Olson on the economic situation in Venezuela and its growing dependency on imports.
In their paper, Maynor Cabrera and Aaron Schneider argue that taxation is a clear indicator of state capacity, and Guatemala’s challenges collecting tax revenue point to the country’s institutional and structural weaknesses.