Eric Olson on the economic situation in Venezuela and its growing dependency on imports.
Director Cynthia J. Arnson on the independence and dependency of regional countries on Venezuela.
The Woodrow Wilson Center selects Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the winner of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
The Wilson Center announces a Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to be presented to President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos
Director Cynthia J. Arnson talks about Nicolas Maduro's recent comments and the effect on U.S. - Venezuela relations.
Latin American Program in the News: Hugo Chavez Legacy Debate Continues About who he was, What he did, What's NextMar 12, 2013
“I find it almost impossible to imagine that it won’t be Nicolás Maduro,” said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. “He is the only person who has officially been given the blessing of Chavez to carry on his legacy."
Latin American Program in the News: Pese a las expulsiones, EE.UU. esperaria una mejora en las relaciones con MaduroMar 12, 2013
"...That was a bucket of cold water for attempts normalize relations..." (in Spanish)
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)