New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - The Peace Process in Colombia with the ELN: The Role of MexicoMar 31, 2006
The Mexican facilitator in the ELN peace talks, Ambassador Andrés Valencia, spoke at an off-the-record session at the Woodrow Wilson Center on June 21, 2005. The document that follows was authorized and cleared by Mexican authorities; it constitutes Ambassador Valencia's first-hand account of the attempt to arrange a meeting on Mexican soil between ELN military leaders and the Mexican facilitating team, an attempt that, after many months, ended in failure.
An article in La Nación by Tomás Eloy Martínez featuring the Latin American Program.
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation is pleased to announce that the competition for Junior Post-Doctoral Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America is officially closed and the winners have been selected.The following eight individuals have been awarded grants to participate as Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the 'Junior Post-Doctorate Scholars in the Study of Democracy Competition':Eduardo Aleman and Ernesto Calvo (United States and Argentina)David Altman (Uruguay)Laura Flamand (Mexico)Tanya Golash-Boza (United States)Manuela Picq (Brazil)Alejandro Poire (Mexico)Anny Rivera-Ottenberger (Chile)Barbara Sutton (Argentina)We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 150 applications from 19 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.
A new book from the Wilson Center Press looks at the economics behind internal conflict in a comparative perspective.
The Colombian Congress' recent passage of a controversial law limiting the potential punishment of paramilitary groups in exchange for their disarmament has sparked a heated debate. In a recent seminar at the Center, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William B. Wood defended the law and emphasized the difficult tradeoff between peace and justice.
Following the end of Mexico's facilitation of the peace process in Colombia, Ambassador Andrés Valencia remarks on the talks between the ELN and the government.
#14 in our Reports on the Americas series. The book is a summary and examination of negotiations aimed at the creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, with special attention to the positions of Mercosur countries. The volume was completed with financial support from the Tinker Foundation and the GE Foundation. Download a copy from our Wilson Center Reports on the Americas webpage.
#15 in our Reports on the Americas series, this book examines the dramatic changes that have taken place in Cuban society since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Download the book from the our Wilson Center Reports on the Americas webpage.The Spanish version of this report will be available soon.
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.