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Latin America's Electoral Cycle 2014-15

This event will feature experts on recent and upcoming elections across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Date & Time

Feb. 10, 2015
1:00pm – 5:30pm


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Latin America's Electoral Cycle 2014-15

Elections serve to renew or alter national and local leadership but also bring into sharp relief the most salient challenges facing a nation.  As Latin America’s electoral “super-cycle” comes to an end, please join the Latin American Program, IDEA Internacional, El País, and NTN24 to explore elections in 2014-15 and what they tell us about political and economic trends in Central America, South America, and the Andean region. Panels: 1:00 - 1:10 p.m.: Introductory Remarks Cynthia Arnson, Latin American Program, Wilson Center 1:10 - 2:40 p.m.: Central America Harry Brown Araúz, United Nations Development Program, (Panama)Evelyn Villarreal, Programa Estado de la Nación (Costa Rica)José Rubén Zamora, El Periódico (Guatemala)Héctor Silva Ávalos, Journalist and Blogger (El Salvador) Moderator: Daniel Zovatto, IDEA Internacional 2:50 - 4:20 p.m.: South America Paula Lugones, Clarín (Argentina)David Altman, Universidad Católica de Chile (Uruguay)Rossana Castiglioni, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)Matthew Taylor, American University and Wilson Center Fellow (Brazil) Moderator:  Vicente Jiménez, El País 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: The Andes Luis Vicente León, Datanálisis (Venezuela)Ivana Deheza, International Consultant (Bolivia)Juan Carlos Iragorri, NTN24 Club de Prensa (Colombia) Moderator: Muni Jensen, El País Presentations will be in Spanish and English, with simultaneous translation provided. 


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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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