Events

Central America

The Latin American Program has long pursued an active agenda of scholarly research and public discussions on Central American politics, society, and foreign affairs. Over the past several years we have held numerous conferences, seminars, and round-tables, bringing together U.S. and Central American scholars and policymakers to engage in research and debate on issues of critical importance. The Latin America Program emphasizes the importance of drawing attention to developments in Central America as they unfold, and its work to date on Central America has focused on: 1) the effects of changing economic factors on citizens; 2) changing democratic conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras; and 3) citizen security. Latin America Program events and publications on Central America incorporate various perspectives and can be found below.

Latin American Program in the News: "Presidential Elections in El Salvador and Costa Rica Are Headed for Runoffs"

Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the recent presidential elections in El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Winners of Journalism Fellowship Announced

The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announce the first group of winners of their Fellowship for Latin America Journalists program. The winners are: Jorge Carrasco, Proceso (Mexico); Alfonso Cuéllar, Semana (Colombia); Luciana Franco, Revista Globo Rural (Brazil); Maurizio Guerrero, PODER y Negocios (Mexico) and Flavia Tavares, O Estado de S Paulo (Brazil).

Latin American Program in the News: News brief

Director Cynthia Arnson was mentioned for her emphasis on the need for the Obama administration to engage the region constructively and adopt a sensible alternative for the "War on Drugs."

Latin American Program in the News: Augusto Pinochet's Military Coup Observed In Chile 40 Years Later

This article reflects on the impact that the Chilean military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet, continues to have on Chilean society and its' political system 40 years later. Cynthia Arnson discusses the role the U.S. played in the coup and the impact is has had on the intelligence community.

Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA participó en mesa redonda sobre los nuevos enfoques en la política de drogas organizada por Misión de Uruguay

This press release, from the Organization of American States, recaps a roundtable that the Uruguayan Mission hosted with regional experts about a new focus on drug politics. Director Cynthia Arnson discussed the high correlation between the number of homicides and a large drug trafficking presence in a given area. This article is in Spanish.

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