Democratic Transition News

Latin American Program in the News: Nicolas Maduro is sworn in as Venezuelan president after disputed vote

Apr 22, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on how politically divided Venezuela finds itself after its recent elections, which may have profound repercussions on Maduro's ability to govern the country effectively.

Latin American Program in the News: Julieta Castellanos Receives International Women of Courage Award in Washington

Apr 19, 2013
This article highlighted an award ceremony in which Associate Director, Eric Olson, participated and proudly represented the Latin American Program.

Latin American Program in the News: Crece la inseguridad en todo el continente

Apr 19, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson weighs in on the lack of security in Venezuela and discusses how, despite significants reductions in poverty and inequality, insecurity has spiked dramatically in this South American country. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez Heir to Be Sworn in as Vote Dispute Roils Investors

Apr 19, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarked on how Maduro’s narrow victory margin will give him little room for maneuver to address accelerating inflation, sparse supermarket shelves and slowing growth.

Latin American Program in the News: “La proclamación de Maduro fue imprudente”, EE.UU.

Apr 18, 2013
This article highlights an event in which Director Cynthia J. Arnson participated as a moderator, entitled "Foro Colombia: el papel emergente de Colombia en el mundo." (In Spanish)

The Quarterly Report: Is Democracy Worth It?

Apr 17, 2013
Click here to explore the latest issue of the Wilson Center’s flagship publication, the Wilson Quarterly with the help of its editor, Steve Lagerfeld and contributors Joshua Kucera and Steve McDonald. Also Robert Litwak discusses nuclear proliferation threats to United States and global security.

Report: Sunni-Shiite Divide Deepens

Apr 16, 2013
The Arab uprisings have deepened ethnic and religious tensions between Sunnis and Shiites in the Middle East, according to a new report by The Brookings Institution. The rise of sectarianism is being drive by three main factors: •Sunni Islamist ascendancy in Tunisia and Egypt •The civil war in Syria, renewed conflict in Lebanon, and unrest in Bahrain •Popular perceptions of outside intervention have created a “virtual proxy war” with Iran, Syria and Hezbollah on one side and the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey on the other

Latin American Program in the News: Assessing U.S.-Venezuela Relations After Very Close Election Favors Maduro

Apr 16, 2013
Cynthia Arnson discusses the elections in Venezuela with Ray Suarez, PBS Newshour, and Marc Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan special election still puts Capriles against ghost of Chavez

Apr 16, 2013
The Latin American Program's associate director, Eric Olson, speaks with Rob Sach about the election and the future of Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan Election's Winged Endorsement

Apr 15, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson remarks on the use of references to Chávez by Maduro as a way to shore up support for himself and validate his own legitimacy within chavismo.

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