Governance News

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."

East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

Mar 05, 2013
The European Studies program is now accepting applications for its Junior Scholars' Training Seminar - a scholarship opportunity for graduate students (MA and above) working towards a degree in the social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. The application deadline is April 30, 2013.

Latin American Program in the News: Correa Poised for Re-Election in Ecuador on Oil-Backed Spending

Mar 04, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson was quoted in her remarks about Correa's leadership, which has populist and personalistic facets.

In the Wake of War: Democratization and Internal Armed Conflict in Latin America

Mar 04, 2013
Examining the cases of Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, the contributors to this timely edited volume explore how societies undergoing democratization in the aftermath of civil war can become mired in violent crime, poor governance, and illiberal political cultures.

Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela, What does the political and economic future hold?

Mar 04, 2013
According to former Wilson Scholar Margarita López Maya, without Hugo Chávez's visible presence in Venezuela problems like declining infrastructure and economic stability are increasingly apparent.

Report: Violence and Tunisia’s Salafi Challenge

Feb 14, 2013
Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party leading Tunisia’s coalition government, has prudently managed radical religious groups through dialogue, persuasion and co-optation, according to a new report by the International Crisis Group. But the recent assassination of opposition politician Chokri Belaid has thrown the country into a crisis, and raised the threat of violence.
Noticias in the Media Winter 12-13

Latin American Program in the Media: Winter 2013

Feb 08, 2013
See what our staff, fellows, and scholars have been saying on key issues.

Latin American Program in the News: A quieter drug war in Mexico, but no less deadly

Feb 04, 2013
Eric Olson remarks on the fine line that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is walking in order to broaden Mexico's relationship with the United States beyond the sphere of counternarcotics.

Latin American Program in the News: Enrique Santos expressed concern about the slow pace of the peace process

Feb 01, 2013
While discussing the peace process in a presentation at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos noted that if more progress hasn’t been made by Semana Santa, it will send a negative message about the peace process to the Colombian and international communities. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: FARC defense of kidnappings agitates negotiations

Feb 01, 2013
Enrique Santos, at a forum at the Wilson Center, explained that the lack of movement on the first point of the peace process agenda, agrarian reform, could dampen the enthusiasm of the Colombian and international communities. (In Spanish)

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