March 23, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
General Douglas Fraser discusses international efforts to tackle the complex challenge of organized crime and restore citizen security in Central and South America.
February 21, 2012 // 5:00pm — February 22, 2012 // 8:45pm
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Latin America Program, Institute of Legal Defense, and the Corporation of Andean Development hosted an event in Lima, Peru on laws, sentencing, and prisons to discuss what helps or doesn’t help citizen security in the Andean region.
February 02, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Sunday, February 12, 2012, Venezuela held a primary election aimed at defining a single candidate to oppose President Hugo Chávez in presidential elections scheduled for October 7. In a rare showing of unity, opposition parties have agreed to select a single candidate to challenge President Chávez in the October elections, hoping to end more than a decade of his control of the presidency.
January 30, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:30am
In the twenty years since the signing of the Peace Accords, El Salvador has made impressive progress in expanding political and media freedoms, reforming the military and security forces, lowering rates of poverty and inequality, improving respect for human rights, and reforming electoral institutions. Today, however, El Salvador faces unprecedented security and economic challenges. An upsurge in transnational crime, including narcotics, weapons, and human trafficking, has intersected with longstanding problems of gang violence such that El Salvador suffers one of the highest homicide rates in the world. El Salvador’s economy continues to struggle amidst the global recession and weak economic recovery in the United States, the country’s largest export market.
December 13, 2011 // 12:30pm — 3:00pm
In previous events in this series, we examined results of the presidential elections in Guatemala and Argentina. This time we will take an in-depth look at Nicaragua’s presidential elections of November 6, 2011, and Colombia’s regional and municipal elections of October 30, 2011. Looking ahead to two of the hemisphere’s most important contests in 2012, we will explore pre-electoral dynamics in Mexico and Venezuela.
December 13, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
A conference to examine the effects of the Rio de Janeiro Pacifying Police Units (UPPs).
December 09, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Kaufman’s study builds on previously explored interactions among the homeland, diasporas, and the host country by highlighting the actual and potential links among both Arab and Jewish communities specifically in Latin America and their relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Americas and the World: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, And Peru
November 29, 2011 // 2:30pm — 5:00pm
CIDE University in Mexico City, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Latin American Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and the CSIS America’s Program were pleased to host the launch of the report on public opinion in the Americas.
November 21, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Former Public Policy Scholar and author Scott Wallace presented his new book, The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes.
November 15, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The earthquake in Haiti hit the most vulnerable -- particularly women and girls -- the hardest. Within the first week, reports of sexual violence emerged, as did stories of women and girls struggling to access assistance and living in crowded and unsafe camps. Now, almost one year later, hear from the organizations that remain in place and are gauging their success while also offering innovative solutions.