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President Dilma Rousseff’s approval and popularity ratings continue to remain low even after her recent meeting with President Obama. If the trip to the U.S. did provide a bump for the President, it was short-lived and has wilted in the face of political and economic realities in Brazil. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero explains the situation President Rousseff faces provides insights on what it might take to turn things around. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
The drug lord known as “El Chapo” has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time. What are the implications for Mexico’s war on organized crime? Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood provides an overview.
There is no doubt concerning the potential of Latin America’s vast energy resources. What is in doubt is whether the infrastructure and policies needed to maximize that potential within individual countries can be achieved. What are the prospects and what are the issues that must be addressed in order to move forward in a manner that is good for both the economies and environmental health of the region?
Given the current recession and political climate in Brazil, President Rousseff's upcoming visit to the United States could lay the groundwork for restored prosperity in both its economy and relationship with the United States. In this episode of TRENDING, Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero provides an overview of Rousseff's objectives and discusses the potential effects of the meeting on both countries as well as the global community.
In the final installment of our recap of the Wilson Center May 2015 Alumni Conference, an expert panel explores the ongoing ways that immigration is transforming America. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
What long term political trends were revealed through the results of Mexico’s recent elections? While the ruling party did maintain control as expected, Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood says that there were still surprises in the details of the results. And some of those surprises go beyond the unexpected victory of the independent candidate known as “El Bronco.”
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute will host its second annual high-level conference on the topic of “building a competitive U.S.-Mexico border.” Issues from infrastructure and transportation to energy and innovation will be on the agenda, with participants expected to include Senator John Cornyn and Ambassador Alejandro Estivill. We spoke with Mexico Institute Senior Associate, Chris Wilson, and he provides a preview of the conference in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
FARC negotiator Pablo Catatumbo said that the recent deadly army raid represented a “step back,” but that the progress made since Colombia’s peace process talks began in 2012 should not be “thrown overboard.” So negotiations continue in spite of tensions and setbacks. A new survey conducted by researchers from Georgia State University seeks to inform the process by providing information on public opinion regarding transitional justice, trust, and overall support for negotiations. One of the researchers, and a Wilson Center Fellow provide context on the findings and their relevance to ongoing attempts to reach an agreement.
On this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we spoke with Ambassador Alejandro Estivill about the role of the Mexican Embassy and the range of services available.
Facing both political and economic problems, Brazil is attempting to revive its economy. Will the “austerity” measures work, and if so, how long will it take to see progress? Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle provides analysis in this edition of CONTEXT.