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-third of Latin America’s 630 million citizens are part of a growing middle class.

Program Experts

Shannon K. O'Neil

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