Latin America News
Mar 16, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) are pleased to announce the seventh year of the Mexico Public Policy Scholars Program. The objective of the Program is to allow a period of advanced research and a publication about political policy, in order to bring together the academic and policy communities in the United States and in Mexico.Two scholarships are available, one for the summer period of July 1 to August 27, 2010 and the other for the fall period of September 7-December 23, 2010; both based at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.The application deadline is April 23, 2010.
Mar 11, 2010
The Latin American Program joins the people and governments of Haiti and Chile in mourning the staggering losses from recent earthquakes.
Mar 05, 2010
Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Brazil can apply for the Brazil Institute Summer Internship 2010. Deadline: July 15.
Mar 03, 2010
On March 2, 2010, Alfredo Achar Tussie, founder and chairman of Comex, and Miguel Mancera Aguayo, former governor of the Bank of Mexico, received the internationally prestigious Woodrow Wilson Awards at a ceremony held in Mexico City. Two of Mexico's most distinguished and deserving leaders, they join a select international circle of recipients from government, business, science, the arts, and beyond, who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life of those in their own communities and beyond. Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member Eduardo Cepeda served as dinner chair. More information can be found here.
Feb 24, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute announces the arrival of scholars in Washington, DC.
Jan 19, 2010
Chileans have elected a president from the political Right for the first time in more than a half-century. Senior Scholar Alex Wilde explores what this means for Chile in an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor.
Jan 13, 2010
It is with sorrow that the Brazil Institute and the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars learned this morning about the tragic death of Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann in the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. The sad news was confirmed by her brother, Paulo Evaristo Arns, the former cardinal of São Paulo, and by the Brazilian government. Dr. Arns was 75. "She died in the cause she has always believed," said Cardinal Arns in a statement. According to news reports, 14 Brazilian soldiers of the U.N. mission in Haiti are also among the dead.
Dec 22, 2009
The Washington Post is featuring articles about Latin America by the 2009 class of Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington for a three-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.
Dec 03, 2009
As jobs become scarcer in Peru, many Peruvians seek work abroad and send remittances back home. Some global institutions consider remittances a solution to Third World problems, but Wilson Center Fellow Karsten Paerregaard argues that remittances are symptomatic of a larger problem and do not create the jobs they're supposed to.
Oct 02, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce that Professor Leslie Bethell has joined us as Senior Scholar attached to the Brazil Institute. His term will last from September 2009 until May 2012. Bethell is the Emeritus Professor of Latin American History and Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London; Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford University; former Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies; and Senior Research Associate, Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro. He is also co-author and editor of the Cambridge History of Latin America. Bethell was a Public Policy Scholar in residence at the Wilson Center from December 2008 to February 2009.