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Taxation and Inequality in Latin America

Despite widespread economic growth and increasing social expenditures, Latin America remains one of the most unequal regions of the world. The region's highly regressive tax systems remain a huge hurdle to reducing poverty and inequality.

Winners of Journalism Fellowship Announced

We are pleased to announce this year's group of winners of the 2009 Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellowship for Latin American Journalists. The fellowship provides an opportunity to conduct three weeks of reporting concerning hemispheric relations on an issue of importance to journalists' home countries, and works as an immersion program in the political culture of the U.S. capital.

Mexico Institute in the News: The Politics of Exports and Jobs

Rick Santorum proposes negotiating several free trade agreements in the first year of Presidency, even though he was against the NAFTA back in 1993.

Latin American Program in the News: Pérez, abierto a la legalización

Otto Perez Molina will likely propose drug legalization at the next summit of regional leaders. Dr. Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, discusses how the initiative comes in response to the frustration over the current drug policy that has defined the region over the past few decades. She argues that even though it may not be implemented, it is a message that is icreasingly becoming part of the discussion in the region. [Article is in Spanish]

Latin American Program in the News: Arnson ’76 Edits Book On Postwar Democratization in Latin America

Director Cynthia Arnson was mentioned for her book, which focuses on the relationship of internal armed conflict to postwar democratization in Latin America, centering on Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.

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