Latin American Program
The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.
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STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER PRESIDENT OF URUGUAY TABARÉ VÁZQUEZ
The Latin American Program joins the Uruguayan people in mourning the passing of President Tabaré Vázquez. Dr. Tabaré served as the first Chair of our Advisory Board, holding that position from 2011 until his second election as president in 2014. His commitment to democracy, social inclusion, and human rights are values that continue to shape our work. And his firm belief that government should be a force for good, especially on behalf of the most vulnerable, is a centerpiece of his enduring legacy for all of the Americas. We will miss his vision, wisdom, kindness, and humanity. At the same time, we celebrate his life’s accomplishments, his gift for working across political boundaries, and express gratitude for his impact on our institution. Rest in peace, dear Tabaré. May the heavens welcome you with bountiful rivers and streams for your beloved fishing expeditions.
Coronavirus in Latin America
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across Latin America, Wilson Center experts are closely tracking the disease, its effects on public health, economies, and foreign policy, and the measures that can make a difference for those living in the region.
Ground Truth Briefing | The Effect of the Coronavirus on Latin American Economies
Latin America's economies were on shaky ground even before the devastating impacts of the coronavirus, following a synchronized economic slowdown last year amid falling global commodity prices. Despite generally low inflation and high international reserves, the region's governments appeared ill-equipped to respond to rising social demands such as those expressed in massive street protests last year.
ARGENTINA: LOS PRÓXIMOS PASOS
“Argentina: Los Próximos Pasos,” is an interview series that examines the major challenges Argentina is confronting and the policy responses designed to restore sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty. These interviews are organized in coordination with the Embassy of Argentina in the United States and are moderated by Benjamin N. Gedan, deputy director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and director of its Argentina Project.Watch Interviews
Two the Point Podcast
What can you do in 2 minutes? Steep a cup of tea. Brush your teeth. Listen to expert updates on the top developments in Latin America from a new podcast from the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.
Argentina Project Podcast
Policy-relevant podcast on Argentina, during the country’s historic political and economic transformation, by the Argentina Project, in the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.
Americas 360 Podcast
Americas 360 is a podcast about the “innumerable ties” among the nations of the Western Hemisphere. Get the inside scoop and the outside perspective on the latest developments from Canada, Latin America, and everywhere in between.
The Brazil Institue Podcast
Listen to expert updates on the key political and economic developments in Brazil from a new podcast from the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute.
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