In this Context interview, Wilson Center Vice President of Programs Andrew Selee discusses common misperceptions about the U.S.-Mexico border.
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.
A series of three conferences were held during the Spring of 2000 to discuss issues such as: environmental and sustainable initiatives in the Amazon Basin; the roles of local, national, and international actors; Brazil's national security agenda in relation to the Amazon Basin; and the rising threat of international drug trafficking. This volume is a compilation of papers presented.
Associate Director, Eric L. Olson, weighs in on the U.S.-Mexican revision of the Mérida Initiative.
Whether discontent with crime, violence, and the current state of the economy can be translated into broad anti-government sentiment is still open to question, writes Eric Olson.
Latin American Program in the News: VOA - “Venezuela vive una semana crucial en medio de incertidumbres”
Cynthia Arnson expounded briefly upon the nebulous political situation within Venezuela due to Hugo Chávez's absence and the ambiguity of the country's Constitution. (In Spanish)
This paper explores the political processes of health sector reform in Costa Rica.