Latin America News
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Oct 14, 2010
Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Brazil can apply for the Brazil Institute Spring Internship 2010. Deadline: November 15.