Events

Latin American Program in the News: Support, But Some Disappointment, as Obama Heads to Americas Summit

President Obama travels to Colombia for the Sixth Summit of the Americas. Our experts discuss Obama's leadership in the region and possible topics to be covered at the Summit.

Mexico Institute in the News: Assailed Mexican State Fires City's Police

Veracruz governor fires entire police force in city as a step to get rid of corruption.

It's tough to live without hope

Associate Director Eric L.Olson provides a quote on factors that have led to a steady increase in migration flows.

Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA presentó el Informe sobre el Problema de Drogas ante audiencia y expertos estadounidenses

This article highlights last week’s Latin American Program event at the Wilson Center, “Drug Policy in the Hemisphere: Is it Time for Reform?” and quotes Eric Olson. This article is in Spanish.

Beyond the Current Crisis: The Big Picture in Venezuela

Demonstrators in Venezuela blame President Nicolás Maduro for "mismanaging" the economy of the oil-rich country and have said they will continue protesting until he resigns. But problems such as lack of security, high crime rates, and frustration with the country's poor economic situation did not begin when Maduro took office. In this edition of CONTEXT, Margarita López Maya looks at the big picture in Venezuela. How did it get to this point and what will it take to solve problems that have persisted for many years?

Interests, Institutions, and Reformers: The Politics of Education Decentralization in Mexico

This paper uses Mexico as a case for exploring the introduction of education reform in a hostile political environment.

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