A view of the Turano slum in Rio de Janeiro
Centers & Programs

Latin America Studies Program

The Latin America Studies program examines the issues, opportunities, and challenges facing the Western Hemisphere in the twenty-first century, and provides timely and insightful commentary and policy recommendations in response to political, social, and economic developments throughout the Americas.

Over 600 million Latin Americans live under democracy, more than any other region in the world.

Program Experts

Shannon K. O'Neil

Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies

José Miguel Vivanco

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights