Latin America

  • Spotlight Chile | March 18

    Will Chile ratify a new constitution during the second Bachelet presidency?

    This months’ Spotlight explores three scenarios.
    President Michelle Bachelet of the Socialist Party-led New Majority coalition took office for her second four-year term on March 11. She has proposed a broad agenda of educational, electoral, and other constitutional reforms. Bachelet is also seeking to further enshrine the rights of women and indigenous people, among other ideas.

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  • Schechter on US-Cuban Relations

    Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Director Peter Schechter joins WHYY Philadelphia's RadioTimes with Mary Moss-Coane to discuss the Arsht Center's poll on US attitudes towards the Cuban embargo:

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  • Latin America’s Economic Integration and Inclusion

    With the region’s increasing prominence on the world stage, Latin America and the Caribbean are at a critical juncture towards a more prosperous future. Yet there is still work to be done – not only in promoting sustained economic progress but also in building stronger trade and investment ties with the United States, its top trading partner.  To discuss this crucial moment in regional relations the Arsht Center, in partnership with Caribbean-Central American Action, was honored to host for a breakfast roundtable discussion the Honorable Larry L. Palmer, US Ambassador to Barbados; the Honorable James Brewster, US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic; the Honorable Adam E. Namm, US Ambassador to Ecuador; the Honorable Jonathan D. Farrar, US Ambassador to Panama; and the Honorable Jay N. Anania, US Ambassador to Suriname.
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  • Venezuela's Protests: Passing Phase or Profound Reform?

    Since the beginning of late Hugo Chávez’s administration in 1998, the once stable democratic government in Venezuela has been consistently damaged by political repression, lack of strong freedom of expression, institutional ineffectiveness, and constant human right abuses that have left many calls for justice unanswered. Recently, internal turmoil in the country has elevated political divisions and clashes to a new level.
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  • Mexico: A Year of Transformation

    Anyone following recent events in Mexico knows that 2013 was a year of unprecedented reforms in my country. As part of a broad agreement between the three main political parties called the Pacto Por México, President Peña Nieto and the Mexican Congress were able to pass legislation that included reforms to energy, education, telecoms, transparency, finance, and fiscal policy, as well as political and electoral reform. Taken as a whole, those reforms have laid the groundwork for a fundamental transformation in Mexico that will unlock the true potential of the country as an emerging economic power with a deep commitment to democracy and international responsibility.

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  • Webcast: Venezuela's Protests - Passing Phase or Profound Reform?

    Note: This event will be held in Spanish.

    Please join us on March 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

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  • Marczak: Region is "Silent" on Venezuela

    Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Deputy Director Jason Marczak is quoted by McClatchy on the international community's response to anti-government demonstrations Venezuela:

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  • Brazil Welcomes Education Innovation

    Education systems across Latin America are taking steps towards allowing more innovation – some more, some less. But in the case of Brazil, the arrival of innovative new actors is looking more like an invasion.

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  • Salcedo: Andres Bello and Venezuela's Future

    Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Intern Victor Salcedo writes for the Huffington Post on protests in Venezuela:

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  • Schechter on Venezuela: "This Can't Go On"

    Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Director Peter Schechter talks about protests in Venezuela with BBC World News America:

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