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Poverty, violence fuel exodus of youths from Honduras to U.S.

Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in an article on Dallas Morning News about the endemic violence in Honduras causing young people to flee.

Peruzzotti, Enrique, "The Nature Of The New Argentine Democracy. The Delegative Democracy Argument Revisited", Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 33, Part I, February 2001.

O Donnell's diagnosis regarding the delegative nature of the new Latin American democracies has won wide acceptance in current debates on institutional consolidation. Through the analysis of the Argentine case, the article will challenge the delegative democracy argument as one-sided. The delegativeness hypothesis, it will be argued, turns a blind eye to the truly innovative processes that have taken place within Argentine society and that make this democratizing wave distinctive.

Latin American Program in the News: The Reality of Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

Georgetown students talk about life as undocumented immigrants at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, on Feb. 21, 2013.

Latin American Program in the News: "Venezuela Outlook Q&A"

Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about Venezuela's future.

Winners Announced in the 'Junior Post-Doctoral Scholars in the Study of Democracy' Competition

The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation is pleased to announce that the competition for Junior Post-Doctoral Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America is officially closed and the winners have been selected.The following eight individuals have been awarded grants to participate as Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the 'Junior Post-Doctorate Scholars in the Study of Democracy Competition':Eduardo Aleman and Ernesto Calvo (United States and Argentina)David Altman (Uruguay)Laura Flamand (Mexico)Tanya Golash-Boza (United States)Manuela Picq (Brazil)Alejandro Poire (Mexico)Anny Rivera-Ottenberger (Chile)Barbara Sutton (Argentina)We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 150 applications from 19 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.

Latin American Program in the News: After 14 years in power, Hugo Chavez confronts a tough challenger in Venezuela election

This Venezuelan election is more competitive than past elections for Hugo Chavez.

Public health and human rights: The new language of the drug policy debate

Summary of the The 54th Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control (CICAD, in Spanish) of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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