About the Latin American Program

The Latin American Program fosters new research, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among a broad range of stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. It aims to inform the most critical debates of the day and propose innovative solutions to the region’s most vexing challenges. more

The Latest from the Latin American Program


Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for Policy Makers

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July 28, 2015 // 9:00am4:00pm
On July 28, we bring to Washington top experts and policymakers from seminars in Colombia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru, to further broaden the dialogue about climate adaptation and population dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean; and to encourage the development of new policy and programmatic tools that help countries of the region meet the financial, organizational, and political challenges that climate change presents. more

Why the Next Few Months Will be Critical for the Latest Colombia FARC Truce

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Jul 22, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is quoted about the critical next steps in the Colombian peace process. more

U.S. And Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations

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Jul 21, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed about the restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba. more

Annual Report Update 2015

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Jul 20, 2015
In June 2015, the Latin American program released its Annual Report summarizing events, publications, and outreach accomplishments from the past year. more

Honduras: As protests over corruption swell, many see 'positive moment'

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Jul 20, 2015
Eric Olson is quoted about the usefulness of external support in Honduras, specifically the possibility of an International Commission Against Impunity in Honduras (CICIH). more

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