Latin America News
Dec 05, 2014
"Current circumstances demand far more attention and a 'doubling down' of resources and political will to support the Merida Initiative," writes Duncan Wood.
Dec 04, 2014
The MIT Media Lab has set the standard for creating “disruptive technologies” that lead to innovation. A new start up project, Mexico Media Lab S21, is attempting to achieve similar success in the areas of communication, technology, and innovation. Its founder, a former journalist, sees an opportunity to increase Spanish language content on the web, not only in Mexico, but globally as well.
Dec 01, 2014
This energy news briefing features the event "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal" hosted by the Latin American Program in collaboration with the World Bank.
Dec 01, 2014
National Journal's news roundup features the discussion "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal" co-sponsored by the World Bank and Latin American Program,
Event Report: Side Event to the 56th Regular Session of CICAD - New Approaches to Drug Law Enforcement and Responses to Organized Crime
Nov 30, 2014
Reports and materials from the November 18, 2014 Side Event to the 56th Regular Session of CICAD - New Approaches to Drug Law Enforcement and Responses to Organized Crime held in Guatemala. Co-sponsored by IEPADES.
Nov 26, 2014
Increases in energy production in Canada and the U.S., combined with promising reforms in Mexico, are creating what some describe as a “North American energy renaissance.” The world’s energy equation is changing, with more developments on the way. What are the implications of traditional energy producers becoming consumers and consumers becoming producers? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
Nov 25, 2014
Mexico is attempting to turn one of the world’s most closed energy programs into one of its most open. Is transformational change possible? And if success is achieved, what are the implications for Mexico, its neighbors, and the world? Duncan Wood is an expert on energy issues and also serves as Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. He provides insight and analysis during this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
Nov 24, 2014
In this New York Times article, Latin American program director Cynthia Arnson discusses negotiation tactics that could be useful this holiday season.
Nov 21, 2014
This article about the capture of a Colombian military general by FARC rebels quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the Colombian peace talks.
Nov 21, 2014
It’s been two months since the arrest and disappearance of a group of Mexican students, and anger and demands for answers and justice continues to grow. What does this tragic situation tell us about security in Mexico? And has government and law enforcement, at all levels, responded effectively? These are just some of the questions addressed by Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood during this episode of NOW.