Latin America News

Seminario Internacional de Seguridad Ciudadana: Los desafíos para políticas efectivas

Dec 12, 2014
December 12, 2014. Salta Province, Argentina.

Congress Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Leaders ‘On the Ropes’

Dec 12, 2014
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed for a segment of NPR's "Morning Edition" on U.S. sanctions against Venezuela.

Confronting Challenges to North America's Energy Future

Dec 12, 2014
North America is fast becoming the epicenter of a transformation in global energy. But despite North America's huge energy potential, the United States, Mexico, and Canada all face serious obstacles in getting their energy resources to market. As the North American energy ministers meet in Washington, DC on December 15, 2014, Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood and Rachel Bronson analyze North America's energy future.

Urge regular la marihuana terapéutica

Dec 10, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón writes about the Colombian Senate’s vote on regulating medical marijuana. This article is in Spanish.

Here are 5 global problems cheaper oil may fuel

Dec 08, 2014
This articles looks at the repercussions of falling oil prices in the world. Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted on how this affects the Venezuelan government.

What USAID Impact Study Says about CentAm Community Crime Prevention

Dec 05, 2014
In this article, Eric Olson is quoted on crime prevention in Central America. This article also references a Wilson Center Assessment and past event titled "Are Crime and Violence Prevention Programs Working in Central America?"

Mexico and the U.S. Should Work Together to Combat Violence

Dec 05, 2014
"Current circumstances demand far more attention and a 'doubling down' of resources and political will to support the Merida Initiative," writes Duncan Wood.

Innovation in Mexico: Can Media Lab S21 Expand Spanish Language Communication?

Dec 04, 2014
The MIT Media Lab has set the standard for creating “disruptive technologies” that lead to innovation. A new start up project, Mexico Media Lab S21, is attempting to achieve similar success in the areas of communication, technology, and innovation. Its founder, a former journalist, sees an opportunity to increase Spanish language content on the web, not only in Mexico, but globally as well.

Gov. Perry accuses federal government of failing to secure Texas border

Dec 03, 2014
In this article, Cynthia Arnson is quoted on immigration and border security.

“New climate normal” poses severe risks to development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dec 02, 2014
This article quotes Jorge Familiar from the Wilson Center event, "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal".