Director Cynthia J. Arnson discusses the challenges that face multilateral attempts at greater integration between the United States and Central America, citing corruption, inept institutions and weak democracies as major concerns. This also appeared in The Sacramento Bee, Chicago Tribune, Technology News, TMC News, Aberdeen News and in many other media outlets.
The following is a Conference Report of an event on the treatment of detainees in the context of the U.S. global War on Terror held in June 2007 at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
The Obama administration will need to establish clear priorities for U.S.–Latin American relations that advance U.S. interests in remarkably changed circumstances. No single approach to the region can guide U.S. policy, nor can policy be successful if it does not recognize the changes in the region over the past decade that are reflected in the hemisphere’s economic and political vitality.
Latin American Program in the News: "Viva el Populísmo? The Tense Future of Latin American Politics"
Drawing on their 2013 book "Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century," Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Carlos de la Torre examine recent political developments in Latin America in this article in Foreign Affairs.
Last year, the Wilson Center and the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina convened a conference featuring leading tax experts throughout the Hemisphere. The results are summarized in this bulletin.
The first debate on "Civil Society and the Economic Crisis," considers what street protests, pervasive distrust of the government, and growing economic exclusion in Argentina mean for democracy's future there.