Latin America Publications

Whither Cuba? The Role of Religion

Jul 07, 2011
This paper explores the role that religion plays in Cuban civil society and examines whether religions can facilitate change. more

155. Shock Therapy In Latin America, Russia, and Eastern Europe

Jul 07, 2011
February 1998 - Has fast reform in Russia and some East European countries created the right incentives for an orderly capitalist economy to develop? Or has it opened the door to a tyranny of the strong over the weak? These are crucial institutional questions raised by the shock therapy strategy of transformation in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Latin America. more

Crime and Social Policies in Latin America: Problems and Solutions

Jul 07, 2011
This paper explores the relationships between crime and health problems and between crime and economic problems. It also gives recommendations for formulating crime prevention policies. more

An Analysis of Trends: Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Growth and the Environment, 2010–2020

Jul 07, 2011
As a foundation for improving the programmingof development assistance to the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently partnered with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to identify and analyze key challenges and opportunities for development assistance in the LAC region through 2020. This paper summarizes the key trends identified and proposes some general lines of action for USAID's Missions in the region.Also available in Portuguese and Spanish.For the news digest on the report seminar, visit Emerging Trends in Environment and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean . more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.