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.
Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America & The Caribbean: What Will it Take to Build Resilient Communities?
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.
In an historic move, Guatemala’s legislature has stripped President Otto Perez Molina of immunity. Latin American Program Associate Director, Eric Olson, provides an overview of the situation.
In this edition of TRENDING, Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center,discusses the significance of this historic day in Havana for U.S.-Cuba relations.
There is no doubt concerning the potential of Latin America’s vast energy resources. What is in doubt is whether the infrastructure and policies needed to maximize that potential within individual countries can be achieved. What are the prospects and what are the issues that must be addressed in order to move forward in a manner that is good for both the economies and environmental health of the region?
In the final installment of our recap of the Wilson Center May 2015 Alumni Conference, an expert panel explores the ongoing ways that immigration is transforming America. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
FARC negotiator Pablo Catatumbo said that the recent deadly army raid represented a “step back,” but that the progress made since Colombia’s peace process talks began in 2012 should not be “thrown overboard.” So negotiations continue in spite of tensions and setbacks. A new survey conducted by researchers from Georgia State University seeks to inform the process by providing information on public opinion regarding transitional justice, trust, and overall support for negotiations. One of the researchers, and a Wilson Center Fellow provide context on the findings and their relevance to ongoing attempts to reach an agreement.
In this Context interview, Luis Vicente León provided insight into the nature of the problems surrounding the parliamentary elections in Venezuela and assesses the political fallout from the crisis in anticipation of the vote.
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 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.