Cynthia Arnson appeared on CTV News to discuss the international ramifications of Chávez's possible successor, Nicolás Maduro.
Juan Carlos Garzón authored a piece in Project Syndicate commenting on the Organization of American States’ General Assembly meeting which focused on the problem of drugs in the Americas. This article was also published in Offnews.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars sponsored a congressional study trip to El Salvador and Guatemala from April 13 through April 18, 2009. It was organized by the Wilson Center on the Hill Program and the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center. The trip focused on two issues that are critical for the United States’ relationships with countries across Central America – security and economic development.
Lead Article: El Salvador Ten Years After the Peace Accords
The Latin American Program convened the seminar "Understanding Populism and Political Participation" to examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. This bulletin contains the observations of three distinguished analysts of Nicaraguan politics.
Latin American Program in News: "Joe Biden iniciará gira por Centroamérica para evitar el éxodo de menores hacia EE.UU."
Latin American Program director Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed in this segment about Vice-President Joe Biden's trip to Central America regarding unaccompanied minors traveling to the United States. This video is in Spanish.
A good effort in this direction is the "Central American Regional Security Policy Center", an initiative by INCAE and the Woodrow Wilson Center, with World Bank and donor support. It proposes a platform for permanent dialogue between stakeholders and governments in order to generate ideas that can feed into policy-making dialogues or processes in a more systematic way.