Latin American Program in the News: Maduro Leans on Chavez's Charisma for Popularity

"There was a sense that perhaps Maduro was a more pragmatic person, would be amenable to exchange ambassadors. The statement he made Tuesday threw a huge bucket of cold water on those hopes."

Paths to Regional Integration: The Case of MERCOSUR

A conference was hosted on November 9, 2000 to discuss the implications of regional integration, drawing on the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) as a case study. This volume includes several papers presented at the conference that address MERCOSUR's development, economic and political importance, and efforts to effect a "relaunching" of the common market enterprise.

Follow the Money: Drug Crime, Money Laundering, and Regional Security in Central America

Newly elected President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina promised a crackdown on crime and drug-related violence but faces rampant corruption and one of the lowest tax bases in the hemisphere. An exclusive interview with former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein about the challenges ahead for his country and its President.

Latin American Program in the News: "Crimen organizado en América Latina se sustenta en las estructuras del estado y es un negocio en expansión"

Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón is quoted in this article, which draws upon his article "The Rebellion of Criminal Networks: Organized Crime in Latin America and the Dynamics of Change," which was published by the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

New Volume on Crime and Violence

The Latin American Program is pleased to announce the release of its latest publication, "Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy, and the State."

The Politics of Health Sector Reforms: Cross-National Comparisons

This bulletin summarizes findings on health sector reform from case studies on reform efforts during the 1990s in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru.

Latin American Program in the News: "El Salvador Bond Yields Rise Most in Emerging Markets After Vote"

This article about an increase in El Salvador's benchmark borrowing costs in the wake of the first round of the election quotes Cynthia J. Arnson, Latin American Program Director, about the role of social programs in the election.


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