The Latin American Program joins the people and governments of Haiti and Chile in mourning the staggering losses from recent earthquakes.
Chileans have elected a president from the political Right for the first time in more than a half-century. Senior Scholar Alex Wilde explores what this means for Chile in an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor.
The Washington Post is featuring articles about Latin America by the 2009 class of Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington for a three-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.
The Woodrow Wilson Center joins the family of Senator Edward Kennedy and the entire nation in mourning his passing. We remember with special appreciation his tireless efforts on behalf of human rights in Latin America.
We are pleased to announce this year's group of winners of the 2009 Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellowship for Latin American Journalists. The fellowship provides an opportunity to conduct three weeks of reporting concerning hemispheric relations on an issue of importance to journalists' home countries, and works as an immersion program in the political culture of the U.S. capital.
Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, analyzes the sequence of events that triggered the current political crisis in Honduras, and explains both the immediate and broader context for the military's removal of President Manuel Zelaya from power. She presented these remarks before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on July 10.
Organized crime in Mexico has caused an estimated 11,000 deaths between 2005 and 2008. To draw lessons on dealing with crime and drug trafficking from the experiences of other countries, the Latin American Program sponsored the conference, "International Efforts to Combat Organized Crime."
The Washington Post features articles about Latin America by the five Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. for a two-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.
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.