Latin America 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."
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaria una mejora en las relaciones con Maduro

Mar 12, 2013
"...That was a bucket of cold water for attempts normalize relations..." (in Spanish)

Brazil's leftwing leaders mourn Chavez with not-so-veiled criticism

Mar 11, 2013
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Brazil's reaction.
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Maduro Leans on Chavez's Charisma for Popularity

Mar 11, 2013
"There was a sense that perhaps Maduro was a more pragmatic person, would be amenable to exchange ambassadors. The statement he made Tuesday threw a huge bucket of cold water on those hopes."

Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaría una mejora en las relaciones con Maduro

Mar 08, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the future of U.S.-Venezuela relations in a post-Chávez era and the likelihood of closer bi-national ties under a Maduro-led administration. (In Spanish)
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Por qué Hugo Chávez ganó la reelección en 2012?

Mar 07, 2013
Speaking in January on Chavez's 2012 re-election and U.S.-Venezuela relations
Young and Undocumented

Latin American Program in the News: "Young and Undocumented" in the News

Mar 07, 2013
Three speakers from the Latin American Program's event, "Young and Undocumented: A New American Story," speak about their experiences as undocumented students. (in Solvak and English, coverage begins at 20:30)
Arnson

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez's spirit will guide Venezuela - until leftist unity frays

Mar 07, 2013
“Chavismo is very much going to continue without Chavez, but it will never be the same”

Latin American Program in the News: Washington y la transición política de Venezuela

Mar 07, 2013
"En un momento de tanta emoción en el país por la muerte de Chávez -algo que une a sus simpatizantes- no habría necesidad de crear enemigos extranjeros", dice Cynthia J. Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez died of heart attack, says head of security

Mar 07, 2013
"There's really no one who can step into those shoes," Arnson said.

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