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


Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains

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October 27, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
During this policy luncheon, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Program will present “Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains”, an IDB Integration and Trade Sector study on trade costs in Latin America and the Caribbean. more

The OAS Leadership Transition

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October 16, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
The Honorable Eduardo Stein Barillas will discuss the leadership transition of the Organization of American States. more

Are Crime and Violence Prevention Programs Working in Central America?

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October 30, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Guest speakers discuss the effectiveness of U.S. funded citizen security programs in Central America. more

Criminales, el Estado y el control del mercado de la marihuana

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Oct 15, 2014
In this article, Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón discusses the recent trip a Colombian delegation took to Colorado to learn about the pros and cons of the legalization of marijuana. This article is in Spanish. more

El Salvador: Roots of Unrest

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Oct 08, 2014
This radio special features comments by Cynthia J. Arnson on the prevalence of violence and crime in El Salvador following the country's civil war. more

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