Latin America News

Subcommittee Hearing: Threats to Press Freedom in the Americas – An Expert Take

Jul 31, 2015
Press Freedom in the Americas has been in a general decline for the past 15 years. According to Freedom House’s latest findings (2015), only 43% of the countries in the Americas are ranked as having ‘free’ press. The remaining countries fall in the range of ‘partly free’ (43%) and ‘not free’ (14%).

Did You Know: Mexican Migration

Jul 30, 2015
Unauthorized migration has already become a major issue of the upcoming 2016 elections. With so many voices, players and opinions, it may become hard to tell fact from fiction. This summer, the Pew Research Center came out with new data and numbers on the topic. Here are a few facts to know about Mexican migration. Read the full article: http://pewrsr.ch/1HND619 #Didyouknow

Infographic: A History of Immigration Policy and Migration Flows

Jul 28, 2015
This infographic provides a timeline of the history of immigration policy and migration flows at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Advancing Justice Sector Reform in Mexico – An Expert Take

Jul 28, 2015
Since 2008, Mexico has been implementing a series of reforms that will transform the nation’s criminal justice system to make it more transparent and accountable, thereby improving the nation’s administration of justice and public security. This expert take discusses key aspects of that reform.

Infographic: Judicial Reform in Mexico

Jul 23, 2015
This infographic depicts successes and scale of the judicial reform's implementation process and general trends from 2006-2014.

Why the Next Few Months Will be Critical for the Latest Colombia FARC Truce

Jul 22, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is quoted about the critical next steps in the Colombian peace process.

Mexico's Oil Auction: short-term disappointment v long-term progress

Jul 21, 2015
In this article for the Financial Times' Beyond Brics, Duncan Wood discusses the results of the July 15th oil auctions in Mexico.

Infographic: The Pursuit of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Loera

Jul 21, 2015
This infographic provides an illustrated overview of the pursuit of "El Chapo" Guzmán.

U.S. And Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations

Jul 21, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed about the restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba.
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Brazil After President Rousseff’s U.S. Visit

Jul 20, 2015
President Dilma Rousseff’s approval and popularity ratings continue to remain low even after her recent meeting with President Obama. If the trip to the U.S. did provide a bump for the President, it was short-lived and has wilted in the face of political and economic realities in Brazil. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero explains the situation President Rousseff faces provides insights on what it might take to turn things around. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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