Events

Mercosur and the Creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas

Summary and examination of negotiations aimed at the creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, with special attention to the positions of Mercosur countries.

Latin American Program in the News: Julieta Castellanos Receives International Women of Courage Award in Washington

This article highlighted an award ceremony in which Associate Director, Eric Olson, participated and proudly represented the Latin American Program.

Central America

The Latin American Program has long pursued an active agenda of scholarly research and public discussions on Central American politics, society, and foreign affairs. Over the past several years we have held numerous conferences, seminars, and round-tables, bringing together U.S. and Central American scholars and policymakers to engage in research and debate on issues of critical importance. The Latin America Program emphasizes the importance of drawing attention to developments in Central America as they unfold, and its work to date on Central America has focused on: 1) the effects of changing economic factors on citizens; 2) changing democratic conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras; and 3) citizen security. Latin America Program events and publications on Central America incorporate various perspectives and can be found below.

Latin American Program in the News: Will Continued Hostilities Derail Colombia's Peace Talks?

Director Cynthia Arnson provided commentary on the Colombian peace talks.

Latin American Program in the News: A ONU pede que o Brasil melhore a prevenção para garantir a segurança

This article references the Latin American Program's event "Citizen Security in Brazil: Progress and Challenges." This article is in Portuguese.

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