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Latin America: Mexican stand-off - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 13, 2013
“After 12 years of gridlock, you now have a way of negotiating between the parties that enables legislative progress,” says Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. “It has become the central negotiating mechanism for Mexican politics today.”

Latin American Program in the News: Ahmadinejad's hug and the Future of Chavez's Alliance

Mar 13, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson on the independence and dependency of regional countries on Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: Santos será Premiado por el Centro Wilson en EE. UU.

Mar 13, 2013
The Woodrow Wilson Center selects Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the winner of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro Llega a la Presidencia en Medio de Dudas

Mar 12, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson talks about Nicolas Maduro's recent comments and the effect on U.S. - Venezuela relations.

Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chavez Legacy Debate Continues About who he was, What he did, What's Next

Mar 12, 2013
“I find it almost impossible to imagine that it won’t be Nicolás Maduro,” said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. “He is the only person who has officially been given the blessing of Chavez to carry on his legacy."
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaria una mejora en las relaciones con Maduro

Mar 12, 2013
"...That was a bucket of cold water for attempts normalize relations..." (in Spanish)

Brazil's leftwing leaders mourn Chavez with not-so-veiled criticism

Mar 11, 2013
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Brazil's reaction.
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro Leans on Chavez's Charisma for Popularity

Mar 11, 2013
"There was a sense that perhaps Maduro was a more pragmatic person, would be amenable to exchange ambassadors. The statement he made Tuesday threw a huge bucket of cold water on those hopes."

From rags to riches to jail; Mexico's top union leader - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 08, 2013
"This goes way beyond education. It's about sending a signal to other unions in particular that they need to come on board to the government's program," Wood said. "As it has played out, I think it has been a stroke of genius."

Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaría una mejora en las relaciones con Maduro

Mar 08, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the future of U.S.-Venezuela relations in a post-Chávez era and the likelihood of closer bi-national ties under a Maduro-led administration. (In Spanish)

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