Information on the Latin American Program's activities since Spring 2004. Transitions to Democracy 25th Anniversary, White House Chiefs of Staff and Trade Policy, Brazil Under Lula, Colombia Peace Process, Media Perceptions of U.S.-Mexico Relations, and more!Download from the Noticias section of our Publications webpage.
“Even though the priorities and concerns are the same, the Americas are not as synchronized as we would like and there is still a lot of work to do”, was the first conclusion from the secretary general of the Organization of Americas State (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, in regards to the hemispheric encounter in Cartagena. During the conference organized at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in Washington DC, Insulza emphasized that “we have to find ways of cooperation in pending themes and that is what is going to determine if this is going to be a decade of success for the Americas”. (in Spanish)
This article discusses Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' recent visit to Washington, D.C. Most sectors in Washington see Colombia as having had tremendous success in the past decade, although there is much less optimism in Colombia. Cynthia Arnson discusses the high-level talks and gives an analysis of perceptions in Colombia. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: Researchers Examine Nurse Migration In North, Central America As Way To Strengthen Health Systems
This article features the new report convened by the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center and the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). The report explores the international phenomenon of nurse migration as well as analyzes the health care sector in the countries involved.
Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon,The U.S.–Colombia Free Trade Agreement: A Capitol Hill Conversation, U.S.–Mexico Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond and more!
Violence in Mexico continues to increase and spread as the drug war in Mexico continues.
Latin American Program in the News: Venezuela Confronts Political Uncertainty as Ailing Chavez Misses Inauguration
Cynthia Arnson comments on how that country is preparing for the potential of a power struggle amid intense secrecy over the president's health.