New rounds of negotiations are underway in Colombia between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC, Latin America’s oldest insurgency. What are the prospects for success this time around? To gain perspective on why the environment may be right for progress, we spoke with one of Colombia’s most accomplished journalists, Enrique Santos Calderón.
Efforts to bring Colombia's long-running internal armed conflict to an end through political negotiations continued to face major obstacles in 2006. This document reviews the major events in the peace process between Colombia's three main paramilitary groups (the FARC, the ELN, and the AUC) and the Colombian government.
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson was interviewed about children and organized crime in Central America.
The Arizona Republic criticizes the state’s government for failing to capitalize on the international business benefits offered by its border with Mexico. In comparison, Texas has exploited the benefits of the border and its exports to Mexico greatly eclipse those of Arizona.
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks spring, summer, and fall interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues.
Cynthia Arnson's interview on Efecto Naim about the challenges of democratization and the advantages that former dictatorships have in forming stable post-war societies.