The papers in this work result from the seminar "New Security Issues in Latin America" in October 2001. They explore the challenges facing Latin America in the post-Cold War era and address the need for the U.S. to overcome the temptation of unilateralism.
This report provides a summary of a conference held in Buenos Aires on September 26, 2002 which discussed possible courses of action for implementing policy that favors legality, constitutionality, respect for human rights, and respect for democracy.
Peruzzotti, Enrique, "Argentina after the Crash: Pride and Disillusion", Current History Journal, February 2004.
Argentine democracy appears to be weathering its most serious challenge since 1983 with relative success. The political and economic crisis has not led to the collapse of democratic institutions or prompted calls for authoritarianism."
Cynthia Arnson said Maduro should win the upcoming presidential vote, even if he won't be able to harness Chavez's charisma.
On December 6 Fernando Henrique Cardoso spoke to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Transitions from Authoritarian Rule Project at the Wilson Center.
The recent surge in drug trafficking and violent crime in Central America has drawn a spotlight to the perennial problem of lawlessness along the borders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Throughout their histories, governments in these countries have neglected their peripheries.
In an interview with Voz de América, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses the current situation in Venezuela. This interview is in Spanish.
The Latin American Program convened the seminar "Understanding Populism and Political Participation" to examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. This bulletin contains the observations of three distinguished analysts of Nicaraguan politics.