Latin America News
Oct 09, 2013
In an interview with Plaza Pública (Guatemala) Juan Carlos Garzón, a Wilson Center visiting scholar, discusses the current debate on drugs and narcotrafficking. He discusses the shifting conversation on 'the war on drugs' and changing views in the United States and across Latin America about drugs and drug policy. This article is in Spanish.
Oct 01, 2013
This article discusses a recent forum held by the Panama Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture (CCIAP) on the challenges and future prospects of citizen security in the region. Wilson Center Visiting Expert, Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara, whose expertise is in security and organized crime, presented on the subject of “Citizen Security: Challenges Ahead”. This article is in Spanish.
Sep 26, 2013
Cynthia Arnson was interviewed by ElEspectador.com about the ongoing peace negotiations in Colombia and President Juan Manuel Santos' role in the process. President Santos was recently awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. This article is in Spanish.
Sep 24, 2013
President Santos of Colombia was presented with the Wilson Center's Award for Public Service, honoring his commitment to serving the public god by fostering democracy, security, and peace in Colombia.
Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA participó en mesa redonda sobre los nuevos enfoques en la política de drogas organizada por Misión de Uruguay
Sep 17, 2013
This press release, from the Organization of American States, recaps a roundtable that the Uruguayan Mission hosted with regional experts about a new focus on drug politics. Director Cynthia Arnson discussed the high correlation between the number of homicides and a large drug trafficking presence in a given area. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: Augusto Pinochet's Military Coup Observed In Chile 40 Years Later
Sep 12, 2013
This article reflects on the impact that the Chilean military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet, continues to have on Chilean society and its' political system 40 years later. Cynthia Arnson discusses the role the U.S. played in the coup and the impact is has had on the intelligence community.
Sep 10, 2013
Cindy Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on challenges to democracy in the Western Hemisphere.
Sep 05, 2013
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed changing the constitution to allow private investment in Mexico’s oil industry. Is Mexico ready for such an historic move and what might the proposed reforms accomplish? To gain perspective on these and other questions, we spoke with Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood.
Sep 05, 2013
While Brazil's interest in BRICS appears to be waning, looking ahead, the BRICS will remain a useful mirror that reflects back to Brazilian comparisons with China and India economic factors that drive productivity and competitiveness in an increasingly integrated world economy, writes Paulo Sotero.
Sep 05, 2013
Russia highly values its BRICS membership and wants to deepen its cooperation even as the economic dynamism behind the original concept has begun to run out of steam, writes William Pomeranz on CNN.com.