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.
More than one-thirdof Latin America’s 630 million citizens are part of a growing middle class.

Program Experts

Shannon K. O'Neil

Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program

Matthew M. Taylor

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies