Latin America News

New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - The Peace Process in Colombia with the ELN: The Role of Mexico

Mar 31, 2006
The Mexican facilitator in the ELN peace talks, Ambassador Andrés Valencia, spoke at an off-the-record session at the Woodrow Wilson Center on June 21, 2005. The document that follows was authorized and cleared by Mexican authorities; it constitutes Ambassador Valencia's first-hand account of the attempt to arrange a meeting on Mexican soil between ELN military leaders and the Mexican facilitating team, an attempt that, after many months, ended in failure.

Winners Announced in the 'Junior Post-Doctoral Scholars in the Study of Democracy' Competition

Nov 30, 2005
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation is pleased to announce that the competition for Junior Post-Doctoral 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 to participate as Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the 'Junior Post-Doctorate Scholars in the Study of Democracy Competition':Eduardo Aleman and Ernesto Calvo (United States and Argentina)David Altman (Uruguay)Laura Flamand (Mexico)Tanya Golash-Boza (United States)Manuela Picq (Brazil)Alejandro Poire (Mexico)Anny Rivera-Ottenberger (Chile)Barbara Sutton (Argentina)We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 150 applications from 19 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.

Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship received by Lorenzo Zambrano

Nov 15, 2005
Lorenzo Zambrano, Chairman and CEO of CEMEX, received the Woodrow Wilson Award on November 15, 2005 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

Migration Policy Institute publishes reports on border security

Aug 17, 2005
Policy analyst Deborah Meyers and Professor Rey Koslowski each authored reports published by MPI

Wilson Center published book by Raúl Benítez-Manaut on North American Security

Aug 17, 2005
Mexico and the New Challenges of Hemispheric Security is available on the website for download .

Report on Forging a Strategic Partnership between Mexico and U.S. to be launched

Aug 11, 2005
The Mexico Institute and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales are set to launch a major report on Forging a Strategic Partnership between Mexico and the United States, prepared by a high-level binational task force. Background papers on new security challenges, border security and intelligence cooperation available.

U.S. Policy in Colombia

Jun 27, 2005
The Colombian Congress' recent passage of a controversial law limiting the potential punishment of paramilitary groups in exchange for their disarmament has sparked a heated debate. In a recent seminar at the Center, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William B. Wood defended the law and emphasized the difficult tradeoff between peace and justice.

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