Latin America News

Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellows Featured in Newspaper

Apr 01, 2011
For the third straight year, the Washington Post is featuring articles about Latin America from five Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington for a three-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.

Citizen Security in the Americas: An Analysis of Trends and Public Policies

Mar 11, 2011
The Latin American Program is pleased to release a reference guide to papers related to its work on citizen security.

Mexican President Felipe Calderón Addresses North American Economy, Migration, Organized Crime in Public Forum

Mar 08, 2011
Enhanced economic integration is needed to make North America more competitive against other world trading blocs, Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa said at a March 3 public forum co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Council of the Americas. In his prepared remarks, Calderón stressed the deep economic interdependence that exists between the United States and Mexico and noted that one million U.S. families are employed by Mexican-owned companies.

Latin American Program Staff in the Media

Mar 04, 2011
We are pleased to share with you a list of media outlets in which Latin American Program staff members have been featured recently.

Program Assistant Position Open

Jan 20, 2011
The Brazil Institute is hiring a Program Assistant. The Assistant will work as the principal administrative support and research assistant to the Director of the Brazil Institute.

The Business of Governing Brazil

Jan 04, 2011
Wilson Center Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero writes, "Being the first woman to reach the presidency in Latin America's biggest nation will likely add to her burden of succeeding the most popular Brazilian leader in history."

Brazil Elects First Female President

Jan 03, 2011
Brazil has just sworn in its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, who follows on the heels of the ever-popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Panelists at several recent Brazil Institute events speculate on the challenges and priorities of the new administration.

Latin America in 2010: Opportunities, Challenges and the Future of the U.S. Policy in the Hemisphere

Dec 01, 2010
Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere at the December 1 hearing "Latin America in 2010: Opportunities, Challenges and the Future of the U.S. Policy in the Hemisphere." Read her testimony about major political and economic trends in the region, and the challenges they pose for U.S. policy.

Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute Release New Report

Oct 22, 2010
The joint research project, Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime, concludes that binational efforts to stop organized crime in Mexico have made progress but need expanded cooperation to address the challenge.

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