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.
"Percepciones Hemisfericas sobre la Crisis Colombiana," the newest title in our Update on the Americas - Creating Community Series, is now available. Download the update from our Update on the Americas - Creating Community webpage.
"The Role of the Media in the Consolidation of Democracy," a Special Report of the Latin American Program, is a result of a conference co-sponsored with the Organization of American States on November 15, 2004. Download the report from our Special Reports webpage.
In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. Although close to 900 paramilitary fighters demobilized last year, issues such as paramilitary involvement in drug trafficking and accountability for human rights abuses have raised controversy in Colombia and abroad. This Report is the compilation of papers presented for a conference on June 28, 2004 that explored key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. Download this Report from our Report on the Americas section of our Publications webpage. Read the summary of the meeting on our Events webpage.
On December 6 Fernando Henrique Cardoso spoke to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Transitions from Authoritarian Rule Project at the Wilson Center.
"Toward a More Engaged Citizenry: A Citizen Security Action-Research Project"Download the report from our e-Update section our Publications webpage.
Reflections on democratic governance that appeared in the Center's monthly newsletter, Centerpoint.
The Latin American Program marked the 25th anniversary of its Transitions from Authoritarian Rule initiative while launching a new comparative project to study the progress of emerging democracies around the globe.
This new Special Report, edited by Cynthia J. Arnson, is available for download. Contributing authors include Alberto Chueca Mora, Hernando Gómez Buendía, and Jean Pierre (Juan Pedro) Schaerer. Download the report from our Special Reports section of our Publications webpage. Read the summary of the meeting that led to this report on our Events Summaries webpage.
This report summarizes the activities, publications, scholars, and contributors of the program for the last five years.