As the international community pressured Iran to cooperate in regard to its nuclear program, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went to Venezuela to meet with Hugo Chavez.
Director Cynthia J. Arnson weighs in on the diplomatic alliances that Venezuela has forged with countries in the Latin America and how certain regional nations are somewhat economically dependent on the continuation of Chávez's leftwing policies in Venezuela. (In Spanish)
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.
The papers in this work result from the seminar "New Security Issues in Latin America" in October 2001. They explore the challenges facing Latin America in the post-Cold War era and address the need for the U.S. to overcome the temptation of unilateralism.