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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

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Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

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Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship. more

After Cuba Comes Iran

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Dec 19, 2014
"The differences between Cuba and Iran abound. But take notice. U.S. President Barack Obama’s Cuba initiative should be a clear sign of where he might like to go with Iran on the nuclear issue in coming months," writes Aaron David Miller. more

The U.S. and Cuba: The Way Forward

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December 19, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
This teleconference call will discuss the impact on the politics and economy of Cuba and the regime’s motivation and strategy going forward. What are the benefits and risks of this policy shift? What is the relationship, if any, between economic incentives and a broader political opening? Why is the Cuban government interested in better relations with the United States? Join us BY PHONE as three U.S.-Cuba experts discuss what these policy changes will mean concretely for Cubans on the island. more

Seminario sobre las políticas de seguridad ciudadana de Latinoamérica

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Dec 17, 2014
Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in this article about a citizen security conference held in Salta, Argentina. This article is in Spanish. more

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