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


Mexico’s Struggles With Violence: Is There an End in Sight?

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Apr 16, 2014
In light of recent desperate measures taken by vigilantes and armed self-defense groups in rural Mexico, a new book, Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, provides timely analysis of constructive responses from Mexican society to fight crime and violence. Here is what the authors had to say. more

Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century: Update Venezuela

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April 11, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
About the nature of populism in Latin America and its most recent radical manifestations. more

Citizen Security in Brazil: Progress and Challenges

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March 28, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
This event explored recent efforts to promote citizen security in Brazil’s urban areas, including the attempts to build more peaceful communities from the ground up. more

In Memoriam: Peter Dexter Bell

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Apr 10, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute, Latin American Program and Urban Sustainability Laboratory are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Peter Dexter Bell. more

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Diálogo en Venezuela?

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Apr 08, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by NTN24 about the UNASUR mission to Venezuela and the possibility of dialogue in the country. more


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