Now in its third year, the Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Journalism Fellowship for Latin American Journalists provides an opportunity to conduct three weeks of reporting concerning hemispheric relations on an issue of importance to journalists' home countries. The fellowship works as an immersion program in the political culture of the U.S. capital. This year, five journalists from the region had the unique opportunity to develop sources of information, enter into direct contact with public and private institutions, and experience first-hand how Washington operates.
The fellows were selected from a pool of 45 candidates representing 14 different countries. During their three weeks in Washington, journalists from Trinidad, Brazil, Mexico, and Costa Rica conducted reporting on an issue of importance to their home countries and to the United States. They also attended seminars at The Post and the Wilson Center.
The program sought to provide opportunities for professional development and to encourage dialogue between journalists from Latin America and the United States.