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Book Launch: The Resilience of the Latin American Right

A launch of the book "The Resilience of the Latin American Right," edited by Juan Pablo Luna and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

Date & Time

Jan. 21, 2015
9:00am – 11:00am


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Launch: The Resilience of the Latin American Right

Scholars and policymakers have focused much attention on Latin America’s “turn to the left” in recent decades, but few have examined the on-going role of right-of-center parties in the region. In The Resilience of the Latin American Right, co-editors Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser and Juan Pablo Luna explain the strategies that conservative political parties have used to maintain a foothold in the region’s electoral and governance processes.  Their new book evaluates right-of-center political activity across the continent, including analyses of parties and elections in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

The event will feature a discussion of the book by editor Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, as well as commentary by Stephen Kaplan of George Washington University and Hector Schamis of Georgetown University.

The book will be avilable for purchase at the event and via Johns Hopkins University Press (here).

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple 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.  Read more


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