We are pleased to share with you a link to a recent op-ed by Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson, concerning U.S. policy in Latin America and how it could change to address the priorities of many governments in the region.We hope you find it of interest.
New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - Colombia's Peace Processes: Multiple Negotiations, Multiple ActorsDec 07, 2006
Efforts to bring Colombia's long-runninginternal armed conflict to an end throughpolitical negotiations continued to face majorobstacles in 2006. This document reviews the major events in the peace process between Colombia's three main paramilitary groups (the FARC, the ELN, and the AUC) and the Colombian government.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces that Brazilian journalist Paulo Sotero Marques will join the Center on September 18, 2006, as the director of the Brazil Institute.
New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - Latin America and the United States: The Future of the RelationshipSep 05, 2006
This report explores key issues in the U.S.-Latin American relationship in the context of recent political and economic changes in the region. It is based on a conference co-sponsored by the Latin American Program of the Wilson Center, the Council of the Americas, and the Council of American Ambassadors.
Winners Announced in the Second Round of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" CompetitionAug 21, 2006
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce that the second round of the competition for "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" is officially closed and the winners have been selected. The following eight individuals have been awarded grants for their outstanding proposals. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy" Competition: Alejandro Bonvecchi (Argentina) - "Political Determinants of Legislative Budgetary Oversight: Political Competitiveness and Party Cohesion in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico"Alberto Föhrig (Argentina) - "Segmented Professionalism in Argentine Political Parties"Macarena Gómez-Barris (United States) - "The Place of Villa Grimaldi in Chile's Democracy: Citizenship, Memory and Public Space"Juliet Hooker (Nicaragua) - "The Institutional Design of Costeño Regional Autonomy and Relations between Indigenous and Afro-descendant Groups in Nicaragua"José Antonio Lucero (United States) - "Decolonizing Democracy: Lessons from Bolivia and Peru" Juan Pablo Luna (Uruguay) - "A Lost Battle? Building Programmatic Party-Voter Linkages in Contemporary Latin America"Luciana Ferreira Tatagiba (Brazil) - "Participação e reforma do Estado: Sobre a arquitetura da participação em São Paulo, Brasil"Brett Troyan (United States) - "The Elaboration of a New Language of Citizenship: The Experience of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca in Southwestern Colombia, 1971 – 1991"We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 60 applications from 15 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.
"Uribe must work toward social equity" by Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, published in The Miami Herald, June 7, 2006.
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of its 2006 Elections Website, dedicated to October's Presidential Elections.
Latin American Program Announces Opening of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" Fellowship CompetitionMay 15, 2006
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with the support of The Ford Foundation, announces the second competition for Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America, with the goal of stimulating innovative work among relatively junior members of the academic profession and to focus attention on democracy in Latin America.
Information on Latin American Program activities since the fall of 2005 including: Setting the Agenda for Latin America in the Coming Decade, Mexican Migrant Civic and Political Participation, Domestic and Foreign Policies of Hugo Chavez, the Mensalao Scandal in Brazil, and more!Download from the Noticias section of our Publications web page.