Latin America News

Startups cubanas de tecnología: “Las personas están ansiosas por trabajar”

Mar 11, 2015
The Director of the Latin American Program, Cynthia Arnson, is quoted in an article on U.S.-Cuba relations. This article is in Spanish.

Why Latin American governments don’t want to fight with Caracas

Mar 11, 2015
Latin America Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in an article on why Latin American governments have been reluctant to publicly criticize Venezuela's Maduro administration.

U.S. sanctions against Venezuela leaves country's lucrative oil industry untouched

Mar 11, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article on the rising tensions between the United States and Venezuela.

Mexico: The Unbearable Cost of Distrust

Mar 05, 2015
Trust is at the heart of Mexico's challenges today. In this Expert Take, Arturo Franco discusses how public distrust, and its cost ramifications, not only makes Mexico poorer and less dynamic, but also hinders the capacity to tackle some of the country's key challenges.

Mexico's Energy Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for International Engagement in the Gulf of Mexico

Mar 04, 2015
On February 12, 2015, the Mexico Institute co-sponsored an event on Mexico's Energy Reform that took place at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The event focused primarily on the current status of the energy reform and the impacts on offshore production. Transboundary hydrocarbon issues such as exploration, production and spill response were also discussed during this all day conference.

Mexico official: Police capture drug lord 'La Tuta' Gomez

Feb 28, 2015
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article on the implications of the capture of one of Mexico's most prominent drug lords.

Argentina’s Elections in the Shadow of the Death of Alberto Nisman

Feb 27, 2015
In this Context interview, Washington-based reporter Paula Lugones spoke about the effects of prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death on upcoming elections, as well as on the overall health of democracy in Argentina.

Latin America Elections: An Overview

Feb 25, 2015
Latin America is in the midst of an election “super cycle” with various votes being cast during a period spanning 2014-2015. Wilson Center Latin American Program Director, Cynthia Arnson provides an overview. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

US pressures Cuba to turn over fugitives

Feb 25, 2015
Latin American Program Associate Director, Eric Olson, is quoted in this article on U.S.-Cuba relations and the return of American fugitives in Cuba.

President Solís’ popularity declines as economy worsens, Costa Rica researcher tells Washington panel

Feb 24, 2015
The Woodrow Wilson Center is mentioned in an article regarding the event hosted by the Latin American Program, El País, NTN24, and IDEA International on the region's electoral cycle.