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Pressure Mounting in Venezuela: Can Maduro Survive?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we discuss the continuing political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela with Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.  Are Nicolás Maduro’s domestic and foreign allies beginning to waver in their support and how could the politicization of humanitarian aid affect the Venezuelan population?

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Escalating Tensions in Venezuela

Benjamin Gedan discusses the latest news in U.S. relations with Venezuela with Ali Velshi on MSNBC.

The Abraham F. Lowenthal Fellowship

Given the recent lapse in federal funding and subsequent government shutdown, we are anticipating a delay with the fellowship selection process. 

 

Food, Technology, and Authoritarianism in Venezuela’s Elections

In spite of an all-encompassing economic and humanitarian crisis, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro is likely to emerge victorious in the upcoming May 2018 presidential elections, consolidating a fully authoritarian regime.

Development Banks and Sustainable Development in the Tropical Andes

Over the past ten years, international development banks--the Development Bank of Latin America, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, and increasingly Chinese policy banks--have rapidly mobilized to fund new infrastructure projects in the Andean Amazon, a biodiversity hotspot that is home to sensitive watersheds as well as threatened indigenous communities.

The Perils of Populist Succession in Ecuador

Populist presidents are often giants with feet of clay. At the same time that they seem to have a firm grip of power, their personalist style of rule means that without their leadership, their movements and political projects can disintegrate. After winning the 2013 election with over 50 percent of the vote, President Rafael Correa’s party, Alianza País, controlled the assembly (as congress is called in Ecuador), the courts of justice, and all institutions of accountability.

Enfoques de políticas con base en la evidencia para la prevención de la violencia intrafamiliar y la reducción de conductas delictivas en América Latina

 

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