Latin America News

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.

Brazil Institute Seeks Spring Interns

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

Latin America: Emerging Trends in Environmental, Economic Growth

Oct 05, 2010
As Latin American nations work to combat poverty and underdevelopment, issues of environmental importance—from demographics to climate change—will come into play. Panelists discuss those trends and challenges.

Latin American Program Staff in the Media

Oct 04, 2010
We are pleased to share with you a list of media outlets in which Latin American Program staff members have been featured recently.

Brazil Institute Scholar Publishes New Article

Sep 10, 2010
Read new article by Senior Scholar Leslie Bethell in the Journal of Latin American Studies

Interview with Bryan McCann

Aug 16, 2010
Interview with Bryan McCann, director of the Brazilian Studies Program at Georgetown University

Winners of 2010 Journalism Fellowship Announced

Jul 28, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Washington Post are pleased to announce the five 2010 journalism fellows.

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