Events

Latin American Program in the News: Correa Poised for Re-Election in Ecuador on Oil-Backed Spending

Director Cynthia Arnson was quoted in her remarks about Correa's leadership, which has populist and personalistic facets.

What the U.S. Should Do in Central America to Stem the Tide

Why are we still experiencing the kinds of migration and dysfunctional state institutions that we’ve been trying to fix since the 1980s? According to Cynthia Arnson and Eric Olson who each testified before the Senate this week, to be successful, the United States must address the most important drivers of this flow and focus on improving the quality of democratic governance, citizen security, and inclusive development in Central America.

Latin American Program in the News: "Rethinking the El Salvador Mara - Drug Trafficking Relationship"

Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón authored this article about the relationship between the maras in El Salvador and transnational drug trafficking. This article has been published in English and Spanish.

Gobernabilidad de la Seguridad en el Caribe

This bulletin presents a summary of a conference held in the Dominican Republic on August 1, 2005, with President Leonel Fernández Reyna and Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés. (in Spanish)

In Their Own Words:
United States Presidential Candidates on Latin America

In light of the unparalleled interest around the world in the outcome of the 2008 U. S. presidential election, the staff of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin American Program has prepared a collection of policy statements from the campaigns of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama on a series of topics relevant to Latin America. This compendium covers the following topics: Free Trade and Development; The War on Drugs and Hemispheric Security; Human Rights; Mexico; Immigration; Democratic Governance, Populism, and the "New Left"; and Cuba. Latin American Program staff have written brief introductions for each topic. The document then includes relevant excerpts from debates, interviews, official policy statements, articles, etc. Wherever possible, we have provided a link to the original statement. We will continue to update this collection throughout the remaining weeks of the presidential campaign.

Latin American Program in the News: Former Presidents Arias and Cerezo and OAS Secretary General Insulza Commemorate the Anniversary of the Esquipulas Agreements

Cynthia Arnson participated in the 49th Lecture of the Americas on the theme “25 Years After the Esquipulas Agreements: Opportunities and Challenges in Central America.”

Engaging Cuba: Policy Options for the United States, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere

This report summarizes the proceedings of an international conference held at the Woodrow Wilson Center that explored policy approaches to Cuba by the European Union, Canada, the United States, and Latin America.

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