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Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia: unas elecciones de bostezo"

In this interview with Club de Prensa's Juan Carlos Iragorri, Mauricio Vargas, who spoke at the Latin American Program's Elections in Latin America event, discusses the upcoming elections in Colombia. This interview is in Spanish.

Winners Announced in the Second Round of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" Competition

The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce that the second round of the competition for "Junior 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 for their outstanding proposals. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy" Competition: Alejandro Bonvecchi (Argentina) - "Political Determinants of Legislative Budgetary Oversight: Political Competitiveness and Party Cohesion in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico"Alberto Föhrig (Argentina) - "Segmented Professionalism in Argentine Political Parties"Macarena Gómez-Barris (United States) - "The Place of Villa Grimaldi in Chile's Democracy: Citizenship, Memory and Public Space"Juliet Hooker (Nicaragua) - "The Institutional Design of Costeño Regional Autonomy and Relations between Indigenous and Afro-descendant Groups in Nicaragua"José Antonio Lucero (United States) - "Decolonizing Democracy: Lessons from Bolivia and Peru" Juan Pablo Luna (Uruguay) - "A Lost Battle? Building Programmatic Party-Voter Linkages in Contemporary Latin America"Luciana Ferreira Tatagiba (Brazil) - "Participação e reforma do Estado: Sobre a arquitetura da participação em São Paulo, Brasil"Brett Troyan (United States) - "The Elaboration of a New Language of Citizenship: The Experience of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca in Southwestern Colombia, 1971 – 1991"We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 60 applications from 15 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.

Mexico Institute in the News: For Mexican police, splashy arrests trump criminal convictions

Mexican law-enforcement officials routinely parade detainees in public ‘perp walks’ and news conferences in the hope of regaining the trust of a citizenry besieged by organized crime.

Latin American Program in the News: Binner inició gira por Estados Unidos

This article references President of Frente Amplio Progresista (FAP, Argentina), Hermes Binner's visit to Washington DC institution, including the Wilson Center.

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