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Mexico’s Missing Students: Growing Demands for Answers and Justice

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.

Assistant Secretary Lago at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Forum on Promoting Growth and Development in Central America

Nov 21, 2014
This article mentions Cynthia Arnson’s participation in the Inter-American Development Bank’s forum, “Investing in Central America: Opening Up Opportunities for Growth.”

Entre Beijing y Brisbane

Nov 20, 2014
In this article, Latin American Program Global Fellow Jorge Heine discusses the recent APEC summit and Chilean-Chinese relations. This article is in Spanish.

Colombia Suspends Peace Talks With Rebels After General’s Capture

Nov 19, 2014
This article quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the halted peace talks in Colombia following the guerrillas' seizure of a Colombian military general.

President of Colombia Halts Peace Talks With Rebels After General Is Seized

Nov 19, 2014
This New York Times article quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the recent breakdown of the Colombia peace process.

Guatemala’s former Vice President Eduardo Stein bids for top job at troubled OAS

Nov 19, 2014
This article discusses the Latin American Program's October 16th event on the OAS Leadership transition, which featured the Honorable Eduardo Stein Barillas.

What Qualities Must a New OAS Secretary General Have?

Nov 19, 2014
In this news publication for the Inter-American Dialogue, Cynthia Arnson shares her thoughts on the OAS Secretary General race.

Fresh surge of migrants possible if news stirs hope, some predict

Nov 19, 2014
Eric Olson is quoted in this article about the potential impact of President Obama's immigration reform on migration from Central America.

El proceso de paz, en coma inducido

Nov 17, 2014
In this article, Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón discusses the recent breakdown of Colombia's peace process following the guerrillas' seizure of an army general . This article is in Spanish.
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Preserving the Amazon: A Race Against Time

Nov 13, 2014
Researchers from the United States and the state of São Paulo met at a FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) symposium in Washington, DC to present the latest findings from their studies of the Amazon. The “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon” meeting was organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center. One of the featured speakers was noted biodiversity expert, Tom Lovejoy. We spoke with him about the state of the Amazon and efforts to preserve its endangered ecosystem.

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