Latin America Publications
To assess the state of public policy education in Latin America, the Wilson Center launched a research project to survey the institutional capacity for graduate level training in public policy in Latin America and the United States. This publication is the result and offers an overview of public policy education in Latin America while providing a groundwork for future efforts to improve its quality in the region.
En español: Comercio Agrícola México-Estados Unidos y La Pobreza Rural en México
This publication examines the importance of the agricultural sector in the Cuban economy and the need for a more efficient model for analyzing agricultural and livestock production. It further suggests some measures for addressing the urgent need of reform in the agricultural sector.
CWIHP e-Dossier No. 7
Kosacoff, Bernardo y Heymann, Daniel. La Argentina de los noventa: El desempeño económico en un contexto de reformas. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2001Jul 07, 2011
En este segundo tomo se examina el esquema de funcionamiento de diversos sectores productivos, en las áreas de la manufactura, minería y actividades de infraestructura. En conjunto, los artículos aportan elementos para el análisis de la experiencia reciente y contienen reflexiones relevantes para el debate actual sobre las perspectivas de la economía argentina
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin AmericaJul 07, 2011
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. This book presents case studies from six countries in three continents in which decentralization of some parts of government has been attempted: Mexico, Chile, South Africa, Kenya, the Philippines, and Indonesia.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.
In Policing Democracy, Mark Ungar situates Latin America at a crossroads between reactive policing and a problem-oriented approach based on prevention and citizen participation. With case studies from Argentina, Bolivia, and Honduras, he reviews the full spectrum of areas needing reform: criminal law, policing, investigation, trial practices, and incarceration.
Evolving Demographic and Human-Capital Trends in Mexico and Central America and Their Implications For Regional MigrationMay 01, 2011
As the US labor force became better educated, fewer native workers accepted many of the low-wage but essential jobs at the bottom of the labor market. These changes in the United States coincided with a population boom in Mexico and Central America that resulted in a near tripling of the region's population. Economic growth was unable to keep pace with demographic change, however, and many of the region's youth sought opportunities in the United States.
Testimony Before Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the AmericasMar 31, 2011
Prepared for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations' Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs. March 31, 2011.