The Abraham F. Lowenthal Fellowship

Call for Applications

The Wilson Center's Latin American Program is launching a call for applications from Venezuelan citizens currently residing in Venezuela, for a three-to-four month residential fellowship at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

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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The Challenges for Sustainable Economic Growth in Chile and the Region

The Wilson Center hosted the Honorable Sebastián Piñera, in conversation with Eric L. Olson, Deputy Director of Wilson Center's Latin American Program, and Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, regarding the challenges he foresees for sustainable economic growth in Chile and the Andes region of South America.