Latin American Program in the News: VOA - “Venezuela vive una semana crucial en medio de incertidumbres”
Cynthia Arnson expounded briefly upon the nebulous political situation within Venezuela due to Hugo Chávez's absence and the ambiguity of the country's Constitution. (In Spanish)
The papers contained in this report address some of the most important questions regarding FTAs and U.S. trade policy. The authors make recommendations regarding issues of labor, environment, poverty reduction, trade competitiveness and economic development.
U.S. manufacturers have success in Mexico even with problems such as the drug cartels. Mexico's GDP is expected to continue to grow.
Wilson Center expert, Juan Carlos Garzón, discusses the role the narcotrafficking is playing in the negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC. He says that narcotrafficking and the role that FARC has played in that has been exaggerated. This article is in Spanish.
Veracruz governor fires entire police force in city as a step to get rid of corruption.
Latin America Program in the News: Vázquez urged the U.S. to define a common agenda with Latin America
The former President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, participated in the event “World No Tobacco Day 2013” organized by the Latin America Program and the World Bank. Vázquez called for a deeper cooperation between Latin American countries and the U.S. to address more effectively regional problems.