Latin America News

Colombia: An Agenda for the Next President

Apr 30, 2010
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson discusses issues Colombia's next leader should address.

Woodrow Wilson Center and The Washington Post Fellowship for Latin American Journalists

Apr 14, 2010
The application process for the Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellowship for Latin American Journalists is open until May 28, 2010.

Mexico Institute Re-Launches Security Cooperation Portal

Mar 19, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is deeply saddened by the violence that this weekend took the lives of dozens of Mexicans and, for the first time, of Americans connected to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. In keeping with the Mexico Institute's goal to promote greater understanding between our two countries, today we re-launch our Security Cooperation Portal, covering joint efforts to confront organized crime and to strengthen the rule of law in the United States and Mexico.

Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program 2010 Announcement

Mar 16, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) are pleased to announce the seventh year of the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program. The objective of the Program is to allow a period of advanced research and a publication about political policy, in order to bring together the academic and policy communities in the United States and in Mexico.Two scholarships are available, one for the summer period of July 1 to August 27, 2010 and the other for the fall period of September 7-December 23, 2010; both based at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.The application deadline is April 23, 2010.

Catastrophes in our Midst

Mar 11, 2010
The Latin American Program joins the people and governments of Haiti and Chile in mourning the staggering losses from recent earthquakes.

Brazil Institute Seeks Summer Interns

Mar 05, 2010
Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Brazil can apply for the Brazil Institute Summer Internship 2010. Deadline: July 15.

Alfredo Achar and Miguel Mancera honored at Woodrow Wilson Center Awards Ceremony in Mexico City

Mar 03, 2010
On March 2, 2010, Alfredo Achar Tussie, founder and chairman of Comex, and Miguel Mancera Aguayo, former governor of the Bank of Mexico, received the internationally prestigious Woodrow Wilson Awards at a ceremony held in Mexico City. Two of Mexico's most distinguished and deserving leaders, they join a select international circle of recipients from government, business, science, the arts, and beyond, who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life of those in their own communities and beyond. Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member Eduardo Cepeda served as dinner chair. More information can be found here.

Mexico Institute Visiting Scholars

Feb 24, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute announces the arrival of scholars in Washington, DC.

Piñera Won. Will He Uphold Chile's Post-Pinochet Moral Legacy?

Jan 19, 2010
Chileans have elected a president from the political Right for the first time in more than a half-century. Senior Scholar Alex Wilde explores what this means for Chile in an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor.

Brazil Institute Mourns the Death of Dr. Zilda Arns

Jan 13, 2010
It is with sorrow that the Brazil Institute and the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars learned this morning about the tragic death of Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann in the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. The sad news was confirmed by her brother, Paulo Evaristo Arns, the former cardinal of São Paulo, and by the Brazilian government. Dr. Arns was 75. "She died in the cause she has always believed," said Cardinal Arns in a statement. According to news reports, 14 Brazilian soldiers of the U.N. mission in Haiti are also among the dead.

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