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Opinion: Colombia's presidential elections

Jun 07, 2006
"Uribe must work toward social equity" by Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, published in The Miami Herald, June 7, 2006.

Brazil Institute Launches 2006 Elections Website

May 17, 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 Competition

May 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.

Noticias (Spring 2006) available for download

May 08, 2006
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.

Mexico Elections 2006 Website

Apr 24, 2006
The Mexico Institute announces their website on the Mexican Elections 2006. It contains key headlines, news summaries, analysis, latest polls, issue of the week and various special features.

New Latin American Program Special Report Available for Download - The Peace Process in Colombia with the ELN: The Role of Mexico

Mar 31, 2006
The Mexican facilitator in the ELN peace talks, Ambassador Andrés Valencia, spoke at an off-the-record session at the Woodrow Wilson Center on June 21, 2005. The document that follows was authorized and cleared by Mexican authorities; it constitutes Ambassador Valencia's first-hand account of the attempt to arrange a meeting on Mexican soil between ELN military leaders and the Mexican facilitating team, an attempt that, after many months, ended in failure.

Una guía para América latina

Dec 10, 2005
An article in La Nación by Tomás Eloy Martínez featuring the Latin American Program.

Winners Announced in the 'Junior Post-Doctoral Scholars in the Study of Democracy' Competition

Nov 30, 2005
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation is pleased to announce that the competition for Junior Post-Doctoral 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 to participate as Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the 'Junior Post-Doctorate Scholars in the Study of Democracy Competition':Eduardo Aleman and Ernesto Calvo (United States and Argentina)David Altman (Uruguay)Laura Flamand (Mexico)Tanya Golash-Boza (United States)Manuela Picq (Brazil)Alejandro Poire (Mexico)Anny Rivera-Ottenberger (Chile)Barbara Sutton (Argentina)We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 150 applications from 19 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Oct 25, 2005
A new book from the Wilson Center Press looks at the economics behind internal conflict in a comparative perspective.

U.S. Policy in Colombia

Jun 27, 2005
The Colombian Congress' recent passage of a controversial law limiting the potential punishment of paramilitary groups in exchange for their disarmament has sparked a heated debate. In a recent seminar at the Center, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William B. Wood defended the law and emphasized the difficult tradeoff between peace and justice.

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