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Part III of The Latino Vote: Why Did Arizona Buck the Trend?

Dec 14, 2012
While Latino voters were helping deliver Democratic majorites in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia, Arizona remained solidly in the Republican column. This happend in spite of the state's growing Latino population and also in the face of heated debate over its immigration policies. To gain insight into Arizona's politics, we spoke with Arizona State University's Rodolfo Espino.

Part II of The Latino Vote: Bad News for the Grand Old Party?

Dec 14, 2012
In our second installment, Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, discusses challenges facing the Republican Party when it comes to increasing support from Latino voters.

Part I of The Latino Vote: Election 2012 Results

Dec 14, 2012
Perhaps the biggest story to emerge from the 2012 election other than the actual results, is the potentially decisive role played by Latino American voters. In part one of our series, Tamar Jacoby, President of ImmigrationWorks USA, looks back at the recent outcome and its implications for the future.

Venezuela's Chavez, in Cuba for Health Treatment, Appears Likely to Miss Regional Summit

Dec 10, 2012
Arnson is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the Venezuelan leader's health status and it's effects on the nation.

Latin American Program in the News: Final Presidential Debate

Oct 24, 2012
Cynthia Arnson appeared on CNN en Español to discuss the third U.S. Presidential debate on foreign policy.

Latin American Program in the News: Colombia peace talks off to touchy start

Oct 18, 2012
The Colombian government and the FARC began peace talks this week.

Latin American Program in the News: Colombia Rebels' Post-conflict Role a Key Issue in Peace Talks

Oct 15, 2012
In Oslo, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the government will also focus on agrarian reform and victims' rights, among other issues. Steve Dudley, Wilson Center Fellow, voiced optimism that Colombia could avoid a new wave of killings if a peace accord is signed.

Chavez Wins Again

Oct 11, 2012
Despite a number of prominent polls indicating a tight finish, Hugo Chavez was re-elected President of Venezuela by a comfortable margin. But the opposition ran a competitive race and may have some momentum with regional elections set for December. Chavez’s health and prospects for completing his latest term in office remain questionable. In this Context interview, Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, discusses the implications of the election results.

Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelan opposition candidate Capriles may still pose future threat to Chavez

Oct 09, 2012
This article discusses the results of the election on Sunday.

Latin American Program in the News: Navarro says that Chavez will win with voting "close to or above 54%"

Oct 07, 2012
Senator Alejandro Navarro said that he estimates that Hugo Chávez will have “a clear victory close to or above 54%” in the presidential elections in Venezuela, which will take place this Sunday.[Spanish]

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