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Mexico Institute in the News: Nomination Paves New Path in Mexico

Feb 06, 2012
Josefina Vasquez Mota, the newly nominated presidential candidate for PAN, may be able to have more success as she capitalizes her gender in her campaign.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Ruling Party Picks Woman as Presidential Candidate

Feb 06, 2012
Josefina Vasquez Mota was elected to be the presidential candidate for PAN. This is the first time a woman has been a presidential candidate for one of the major parties in Mexico.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Vote May Determine Future of Drug War

Feb 03, 2012
Enrique Pena Nieto, a front-runner in the Mexican presidential race, is in the PRI, which is known for allowing drug cartels power. U.S. policy-makers are concerned for what may happen with the drug war if he wins the election.

Latin American Program in the News: Brazil's President Flexes Clout in Cuba Trip

Feb 01, 2012
Rousseff Offers Closer Economic Ties, Reflecting Nation's Bid for Greater Regional Leadership; Human Rights Remain Issue

Mexico Institute in the News: Like U.S., Mexico faces contentious presidential election

Jan 25, 2012
The main issues for presidential candidates to focus on in Mexico right now include increasing income and decreasing violence.

Obama to Brazil: send us your affluent, money-spending masses

Jan 19, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil's growing growing purchasing power abroad.

Call for Nominations: 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Jan 17, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes nominations for the 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award.

Taiwan to Hold Pivotal Elections on January 14

Jan 17, 2012
A commentary on the January 14 elections in Taiwan by East Asia Program Associate Bryce Wakefield.

Statement on Nabeel Rajab by Jane Harman, Director, CEO & President, The Woodrow Wilson Center

Jan 10, 2012
In response to the escalating tensions in the Bahraini capital Manama, and following the State Department's statement of concern regarding the violence in the city, Wilson Center President and CEO Jane Harman issued the following statement.

A high-flyer now flags

Jan 10, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil developing economic trends.

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