Latin America News
May 01, 2008
May 01, 2008
The Amazon rainforest remains the largest continuous forest in the world, though economic development as well as natural causes threaten its survival. The Brazil Institute recently assembled panelists to discuss necessary conservation efforts to help preserve this vast, tropical treasure.
Apr 05, 2008
The Brazil Institute is pleased to announce the release of Interesse Nacional, a new Portuguese language quarterly journal dedicated to advancing a pluralistic debate about the challenges confronting Brazil. Rubens Barbosa, former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States and founder and publisher of the new publication, explained that as the name of the journal indicates, "we are committed to Brazil's national interests. The journal was created to provide a forum for the various visions of these national interests, which are diverse and not always convergent in a democratic society that is engaged in the global scene."
Mar 20, 2008
Georgetown University's Solidarity Committee and Camborone Productions will host a screening of "Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration" on Tuesday, April 8th. The film explores the drivers of immigration and includes interviews with Border Patrol agents, radio celebrities, migrants and immigration experts. Click here for more information.
Feb 19, 2008
On February 19th, 2008 the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute presented Don Eugenio Garza Lagüera with the award for Corporate Citizenship. The award was presented at a benefit dinner at Club Industrial de Monterrey. Eduardo Cepeda, President and General Director of J.P. Morgan Mexico and Lorenzo Zambrano, CEO of CEMEX served as dinner chairmen.
Feb 08, 2008
Paulo Sotero discusses the U.S.-Colombian free trade deal that has been met with unusual resistance from both sides. Video
Feb 06, 2008
The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations announce a call for applications for the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program. The program promotes research, academic linkages, and cultural exchange and will invite a scholar to be in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center for either two months this summer (July 1-August 31, 2008) or four months this fall (September 2-December 22, 2008). For requirements and details
Jan 22, 2008
The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announce the launch of a pilot program to bring five outstanding professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. to conduct two weeks of reporting on an issue of importance to their home countries concerning hemispheric relations.
Jan 10, 2008
The Mexico Institute's 2006-2007 Annual Report is available here.