Latin American Program in the News: Venezuela Confronts Political Uncertainty as Ailing Chavez Misses InaugurationJan 16, 2013
Cynthia Arnson comments on how that country is preparing for the potential of a power struggle amid intense secrecy over the president's health.
Latin American Program in the News: Shifts in balance of power create uneasy relations in Latin AmericaJan 16, 2013
Dr. Alexander Wilde comments on the the role of the Church in politics in Latin America, historically and as it continues to change.
Latin American Program in the News: VOA - “Venezuela vive una semana crucial en medio de incertidumbres”Jan 16, 2013
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)
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson commented on Hugo Chávez health and the emotional sensation that his absence is having in Venezuela.
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson was quoted in El Diario for commenting on the cohesive impact of Chávez's charisma, internal fissures within chavismo and the challenges of corruption and lack of citizen security within Venezuela. (In Spanish)
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson commented briefly on the political uncertainty that President Hugo Chávez's absence is generating in Venezuela and weighed in on the U.S. government's commitment of non-intervention in Venezuelan internal affairs.
Trouble in Argentina and Venezuela and elections in Chile, Ecuador, Honduras and Paraguay.
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed on Channel 4 about Chavez' health and the future of Chavismo under Nicolás Maduro.
Discussions are underway to determine the best course if Hugo Chavez is unable to recover from his latest health setback by his inauguration day on January 10. Will the letter of the Constitution be adhered to, or will some special circumstance be invoked in an effort to maintain the ailing president’s hold on power? And what will happen if Chavez, Venezuela’s President since 1999, is unable to fulfill his duties? Cindy Arnson, Director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program has been monitoring the situation and provides context on what to expect in the coming days and weeks.
Jane Harman announces appointment of Duncan Wood as the new director of the Mexico Institute.