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Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan special election still puts Capriles against ghost of Chavez

The Latin American Program's associate director, Eric Olson, speaks with Rob Sach about the election and the future of Venezuela.

Sevares, Julio. Por que cayó la Argentina. Imposición, crisis y reciclaje del orden neoliberal en la Argentina. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002

Tan ameno y cautivante como una novela policial, este libro de Julio Sevares se lee de un trago; aunque éste tenga sabor amargo. Es que en la Argentina se ha cometido un crimen, pero no en el estilo de las novelas clásicas de Agatha Christie sino en el más descarnado de las historias negras de Hammett y Chandler. En este caso, no es un individuo sino un país el que yace agonizante y desangrado, y es una oscura conspiración de intereses, propios y ajenos, la que ha apretado el gatillo de su desgracia." Asi presenta Mario Rapoport este libro indispensable para entender la situación actual del país. Julio Sevares explica la crisis que atraviesan los argentinos como producto del orden neoliberal que rige en el país desde 1975. Si algo revela el recorrido de más de un cuarto de siglo de política económica es que el bloque dominante, compuesto por las cúpulas empresaria, política, militar y, en buena medida, sindical, ha logrado sostener a través de los años, con gobiernos civiles o militares, con tipo de cambio fijo o variable, un sistema basado en la acumulación de rentas, la apropiación de bienes públicos, la especulación y la distribución regresiva del ingreso. Con absoluto rigor y claridad, Sevares hace entendible una realidad que muchos han querido ocultar. Por qué cayó la Argentina es por ello un estudio vital para la reflexión sobre el futuro de la Argentina.

Límites y desafíos de la agenda de seguridad hemisférica

The goal of this publication is to contribute to the consolidation of democratic defense and promote regional integration towards a unified world. Topics include security and foreign policy in the Andes and the Americas, security setbacks and challenges, drug trafficking and hemispheric security, and new perspectives on drug trafficking in Bolivia.
Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Carlos de la Torre and Cynthia J. Arnson

Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century

Latin American Populism in the Twenty-first Century explains the emergence of today’s radical populism and places it in historical context, identifying continuities as well as differences from both the classical populism of the 1930s and 1940s and the neo-populism of the 1990s.

Op-ed: Defining Border Security

Eric Olson and Christopher Wilson warn lawmakers against setting vague preconditions to “secure our border” before addressing immigration reform, which has sunk reform efforts in the past.

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

A new book from the Wilson Center Press looks at the economics behind internal conflict in a comparative perspective.

Mexico Institute in the News: 2011 Drug Violence Kills Nearly 13,000 in Mexico, New Figures Show

The rate of drug related killings continues to increase, though at a slower rate than in 2010.

Toward a Society Under Law

The first part of the book covers general themes related to crime, including the impact of community policing, the role of advocacy networks, urban social policies and crime, and the cost of crime. The second part includes case studies of police reform, community policing, Argentina's plan for crime prevention, and crime in Mexico City.

Thinking Regionally to Compete Globally: Leveraging Migration and Human Capital in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America

Amid powerful demographic, economic and social forces reshaping Mexico and much of Central America and newfound momentum for reform of the U.S. immigration system, the countries of the region have new avenues to improve opportunities for their own people and strengthen regional competitiveness with new collaborative approaches on migration and human-capital development, an influential task force convened by the Migration Policy Institute and the Wilson Center concluded in a final report.

Venezuela’s Presidential Elections 2012

The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and IDEA Internacional commissioned two renowned Latin American experts with vast knowledge of and experience with electoral processes, Dr. José Woldenberg and Dr. Genaro Arriagada to visit Venezuela and prepare a report as the presidential elections in Venezuela approach.

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