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The Pope in Cuba: What Does it Mean?

Remarkably, three popes have visited the Caribbean island of 11,000,000 in the last 17 years—John Paul II in 1998, Benedict XVI in 2012, and Francis in 2015. What led them to visit the island nation more often than countries with larger Catholic populations and more international clout? The Catholic Church in Cuba has historically been the weakest in Latin America and while Christianity permeated its culture beginning in the 16th century, institutionally the Catholic Church in Cuba has never experienced high levels of participation.

Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America & The Caribbean: What Will it Take to Build Resilient Communities?

Global climate change trends indicate that even with mitigation efforts, our planet will continue warming into the next century, leading to more extreme climate conditions and weather events. The Latin America and Caribbean region is particularly vulnerable to some of the most challenging aspects of climate change. The Wilson Center has been part of an effort to convene key stakeholders in the region and to explore promising tools in climate change adaptation through a series of seminars.

Kerry in Cuba: Can Relations Become “Normal”?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will take an historic trip to Havana, Cuba on August 14th to raise the stars and stripes at the U.S. embassy for the first time in over 50 years. He will be the first Secretary of State to travel there in 70 years. His visit brings to a close the first stage of diplomatic normalization with Cuba that began last December when Presidents Obama and Castro announced their intentions to do so.

U.S. And Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations



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Maduro deja plantado a influyente senador estadounidense


“Él ha tomado un gran interés sobre América Latina y es un participante con un razonamiento muy cuidadoso en el debate por la política exterior”, dijo Cynthia J. Arnson, directora del Programa de América Latina del Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Latin American Energy: Issues and Prospects

Latin America and the Caribbean contain some of the world’s richest energy reserves, yet the region’s mixed ability to exploit those resources was the focus of  “Latin American Energy: Issues and Prospects” at the Wilson Center on May 19, 2015.

Fiscal Policy in Latin America: Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis

Below is a summary originally published at IMFSurvey Magazine: Countries & Regions. Follow the hyperlink to learn more and find the Staff Discussion Note

This event was co-sponsored with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Latin America's Experience with Fiscal Policy