Latin American Program in the News: In Honduras vote, new lesson in how the drug war steers politics
This article discusses the recent elections in Honduras and platforms that the candidates each ran on regarding drugs and crime. LAP Associate Director, Eric Olson, discusses what to expect from president-elect Juan Orlando Hernandez.
The first debate on "Civil Society and the Economic Crisis," considers what street protests, pervasive distrust of the government, and growing economic exclusion in Argentina mean for democracy's future there.
Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela, What does the political and economic future hold?
According to former Wilson Scholar Margarita López Maya, without Hugo Chávez's visible presence in Venezuela problems like declining infrastructure and economic stability are increasingly apparent.
Latin American Program in the News: "Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches"
This article on smuggled weapons coming into Mexico features quotes from Eric Olson.
This report is a result of a conference held at the Wilson Center on June 20, 2002 to explore the economic, security, and political dimensions of conflict resolution in Colombia.
Latin American Program in the News: Navarro says that Chavez will win with voting "close to or above 54%"
Senator Alejandro Navarro said that he estimates that Hugo Chávez will have “a clear victory close to or above 54%” in the presidential elections in Venezuela, which will take place this Sunday.[Spanish]
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will present awards to two exemplary citizens of Mexico for their strong commitment to the improvement of their community. Javier Bours, founder of Industrias Bachoco, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, and Alejandro Martí, founder of SOS México, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. The awards will be presented in a dinner ceremony to be held on November 15 in Mexico City.
Gil Kerlikowske’s comments on the legalization of drugs were quoted in this piece. Kerlikowske participated in the National Conversation: “Drug Policy: A 21st Century Approach to Reform” held at the Wilson Center. (In Spanish)
The diversity of Latin American trade agreements established since the mid-1980s reflects a broadening range of strategic perceptions and orientations. The argument of this volume is that this increasing divergence among the arrangements reflects fundamental and growing differences among their broader strategic perceptions and political and economic objectives.