Examining the cases of Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, the contributors to this timely edited volume explore how societies undergoing democratization in the aftermath of civil war can become mired in violent crime, poor governance, and illiberal political cultures.
Associate Director Eric Olson remarked on speculations that Mexican billionaire Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán could have been killed in Guatemala.
Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela, What does the political and economic future hold?Mar 04, 2013
According to former Wilson Scholar Margarita López Maya, without Hugo Chávez's visible presence in Venezuela problems like declining infrastructure and economic stability are increasingly apparent.
Latin American Program in the News: Political Transition in Venezuela: Future Scenarios and the Implications for U.S. PolicyMar 04, 2013
On February 25, 2013 the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center held a seminar on the current political situation in Venezuela.
Georgetown students talk about life as undocumented immigrants at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, on Feb. 21, 2013.
Eric Olson and Christopher Wilson warn lawmakers against setting vague preconditions to “secure our border” before addressing immigration reform, which has sunk reform efforts in the past.
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Associate Director Eric L. Olson gives The New York Times his views on the future of Mexico-U.S. relations.
Eric Olson remarks on the fine line that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is walking in order to broaden Mexico's relationship with the United States beyond the sphere of counternarcotics.
Latin American Program in the News: Brother of President Santos says that the dialogue with the FARC ‘has to flow more’Feb 01, 2013
Enrique Santos noted progress in the peace processes but stressed the need to keep up the pace. (In Spanish)