Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Brazil's reaction.
"There was a sense that perhaps Maduro was a more pragmatic person, would be amenable to exchange ambassadors. The statement he made Tuesday threw a huge bucket of cold water on those hopes."
Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaría una mejora en las relaciones con MaduroMar 08, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the future of U.S.-Venezuela relations in a post-Chávez era and the likelihood of closer bi-national ties under a Maduro-led administration. (In Spanish)
Speaking in January on Chavez's 2012 re-election and U.S.-Venezuela relations
Three speakers from the Latin American Program's event, "Young and Undocumented: A New American Story," speak about their experiences as undocumented students. (in Solvak and English, coverage begins at 20:30)
Latin American Program in the News: Chavez's spirit will guide Venezuela - until leftist unity fraysMar 07, 2013
“Chavismo is very much going to continue without Chavez, but it will never be the same”
"En un momento de tanta emoción en el país por la muerte de Chávez -algo que une a sus simpatizantes- no habría necesidad de crear enemigos extranjeros", dice Cynthia J. Arnson.
"There's really no one who can step into those shoes," Arnson said.
“I think it’s likely to continue and certainly continue in the case of Cuba,’’ said Cynthia Arnson
Cynthia Arnson said Maduro should win the upcoming presidential vote, even if he won't be able to harness Chavez's charisma.