About the Latin American Program

The Latin American Program and its institutes on Mexico and Brazil serve as a bridge between the United States and Latin America, providing a nonpartisan forum for experts from throughout the region and the world to discuss the most critical issues facing the Hemisphere.more

The Latest from the Latin American Program

Webcast

Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

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September 18, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
Six expert panelists weigh in on the difficult situation facing Central American youth and offer possible solutions for improving their opportunities for education and employment. more
Webcast

Chinese Companies in Latin America: Economic and Strategic Dimensions

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October 01, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Guest speakers discuss the potential role of Chinese Companies in the burgeoning relationship between China and Latin America. more
Webcast

Four Keys for Re-launching the OAS

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September 30, 2014 // 11:00am12:15pm
The Honorable Luis Almagro will discuss the future of the Organization of American States. more

Venezuelan U.N. Security Council spot could be thorn in the side for U.S. officials

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Sep 29, 2014
This article about Venezuela's bid to secure a a non-permanent spot on the U.N. Security Council, quotes Latin American Program Associate Director Eric Olson. more

How to Address Child Migration from Central America

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Sep 25, 2014
The arrival at the U.S. border in 2013–14 of tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America is unprecedented. Factors driving them include both longstanding challenges—chronic violence, economic despair, official corruption, and the pull of family reunification—and the myth recently disseminated by greedy traffickers of lenient U.S. immigration policy. The United States, while taking steps to deter further migration, should also focus intensively on the long term factors. more

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