Latin America News

How to Donate to Hurricane Disaster Relief in Mexico

Oct 23, 2015
Within 24 hours, Hurricane Patricia intensified into the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Damage from Hurricane Patricia is expected to be catastrophic but you can help those who are mobilizing to help the people of Mexico. Here are a few ways to donate.

El Chapo Continues to Evade Capture

Oct 22, 2015
The infamous “El Chapo” Guzman continues to evade capture. Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood provides perspective on efforts to find the elusive drug lord.

Duncan Wood Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Oct 21, 2015
Director Duncan Wood testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs in the hearing "Ongoing Migration from Central America: An Examination of FY2015 Apprehensions." Watch video of the hearing.

An Update on the Colombian Peace Process with U.S. Special Envoy Bernard Aronson

Oct 14, 2015
We spoke with U.S. Special Envoy Bernard Aronson, following the announcement that the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had reached major breakthroughs on the outstanding issues in the peace process negotiations (transitional justice, disarmament, and a timetable for signing a final agreement). He provides context on how agreement was reached and what comes next.

Honduras Faces Uphill Battle Against Endemic Corruption

Sep 30, 2015
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, discusses Honduras’ fight against corruption with World Politics Review.

The Pope in Cuba: What Does it Mean?

Sep 21, 2015
"The worldwide popularity of Pope Francis and the oft expressed media speculation that he might use his visit to pressure the Cuban government to initiate major changes misconstrues the role of the Cuban church, as well as the purposes of the papal visits which were and are primarily pastoral aimed at fortifying the evangelizing capacity of the Cuban church," writes Margaret Crahan on the papal visit to Cuba.

Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America & The Caribbean: What Will it Take to Build Resilient Communities?

Sep 10, 2015
The Latin America and Caribbean region is particularly vulnerable to some of the most challenging aspects of climate change. The Wilson Center has been part of an effort to convene key stakeholders in the region and to explore promising tools in climate change adaptation through a series of seminars. Recently top experts and policymakers from those seminars in Colombia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru, gathered at the Center to further broaden the dialogue. Biologist and Wilson Center consultant, Carmen Lacambra, provides Context on progress and remaining challenges.