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Elections in Latin America

A review of 2013 and looking forward to the 2014 elections in Latin America.

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Jan. 30, 2014
9:00am – 12:30pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Elections in Latin America


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In functioning democratic systems, elections represent a chance for citizens to freely choose their leaders.  But they also put into sharp relief the key political, economic, and social challenges and cleavages countries face.  As the new year begins, we will take stock of three important elections that took place in 2013, and look ahead to what 2014 holds in some of the critical races of the hemisphere. 

Chile:    Roberto Brodsky, Georgetown University
HondurasManuel Torres Calderón, National University of Honduras (UNAH)
VenezuelaFrancisco Monaldi, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración
and Harvard University
Brazil:  Maria Cristina Fernandes, Valor Econômico
ColombiaMauricio Vargas, El Tiempo
El SalvadorCristina Eguizábal, National Development Foundation (Funde) 
UruguayRafael Piñeiro, Universidad Católica del Uruguay


Follow the conversation: @LATAMProg #ElectLATAM



Latin America 2013: Political and Electoral Balance, by Daniel Zovatto


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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

Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

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