Latin America News

Brazilians Vote for President, Legislature

Oct 31, 2006
On October 29, Brazilians re-elected President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva in a runoff election. His policies are credited with helping millions rise from poverty, a key factor in his victory. This article explores Lula's first presidential term and the political landscape leading up to the election.

Woodrow Wilson Center Brazil Institute Spring 2007 Internship Announcement

Oct 23, 2006
The Brazil Institute of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks a spring 2007 semester part-time intern with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on issues related to Brazil.

Ventana a Mexico

Oct 20, 2006

Brazil Institute Special Report 2 Available for Download - Brazil Under Lula and Prospects for the 2006 Elections

Sep 29, 2006
This report provides analysis of Lula's term in office and predictions on Brazil's October 1st Presidential Elections.

Release of "Immigration and America's Future: A New Chapter" report by the Independent Immigration Task Force

Sep 20, 2006
This report is presents the recommendations of the Immigration Task Force, which over the past year has carefully evaluated the economic, social, and demographic factors driving today's large-scale immigration to the United States, legal and illegal. The task force, a bipartisan panel of leaders and experts from key sectors concerned with immigration, was co-chaired by former senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN)

Paulo Sotero Marques Named New Director of Brazil Institute

Sep 14, 2006
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces that Brazilian journalist Paulo Sotero Marques will join the Center on September 18, 2006, as the director of the Brazil Institute.

New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - Latin America and the United States: The Future of the Relationship

Sep 05, 2006
This report explores key issues in the U.S.-Latin American relationship in the context of recent political and economic changes in the region. It is based on a conference co-sponsored by the Latin American Program of the Wilson Center, the Council of the Americas, and the Council of American Ambassadors.

Winners Announced in the Second Round of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" Competition

Aug 21, 2006
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce that the second round of the competition for "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" is officially closed and the winners have been selected. The following eight individuals have been awarded grants for their outstanding proposals. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy" Competition: Alejandro Bonvecchi (Argentina) - "Political Determinants of Legislative Budgetary Oversight: Political Competitiveness and Party Cohesion in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico"Alberto Föhrig (Argentina) - "Segmented Professionalism in Argentine Political Parties"Macarena Gómez-Barris (United States) - "The Place of Villa Grimaldi in Chile's Democracy: Citizenship, Memory and Public Space"Juliet Hooker (Nicaragua) - "The Institutional Design of Costeño Regional Autonomy and Relations between Indigenous and Afro-descendant Groups in Nicaragua"José Antonio Lucero (United States) - "Decolonizing Democracy: Lessons from Bolivia and Peru" Juan Pablo Luna (Uruguay) - "A Lost Battle? Building Programmatic Party-Voter Linkages in Contemporary Latin America"Luciana Ferreira Tatagiba (Brazil) - "Participação e reforma do Estado: Sobre a arquitetura da participação em São Paulo, Brasil"Brett Troyan (United States) - "The Elaboration of a New Language of Citizenship: The Experience of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca in Southwestern Colombia, 1971 – 1991"We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 60 applications from 15 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.

2006 Woodrow Wilson Center Awards takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Aug 21, 2006
Ruy Mesquita, director of the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, and Mauricio Botelho, CEO of Embraer, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.

Report Launch of Invisible No More: Mexican Migrant Civic Participation in the United States

Aug 17, 2006
Edited by Xóchitl Bada, Jonathan Fox and Andrew Selee

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