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February 1, 2013

Iran
Breakfast With the Supreme Leader

This past week I participated in a conference on Iran convened by the Henry Jackson Society of London and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy of Washington, DC. As the executive director of …

January 3, 2013

Americas
What to Watch in 2013: Latin America’s Presidential Elections

Last year Mexico, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic held presidential elections, leading to some of the region’s biggest news stories of the year: the PRI’s return to power and the strong second …

Elections in 2013 - LAM

December 19, 2012

Development
Emerging Voices: Elana Beiser on Freedom of the Press and Development

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Elana Beiser, senior editor …

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June 12, 2012

Americas
Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?

In the economic development world, one of Latin America’s claims to fame are its conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs), which provide direct money transfers to low-income families who send their …

CCT - Latin America's Moment

July 31, 2012

Economics
Guest Post: Correa is No Chávez

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has been i…

Correa is no Chavez - LAM

January 6, 2012

Iran
The Pariah Tour

Iranian President Ahmadinejad leaves Sunday on a tour of Latin America “in an apparent effort to show he is not a universal pariah despite increasing tension between Tehran and the West.” But the tou…

December 30, 2011

Brazil
2011 Trends in Latin America: Shifting Violence

A stuffed bear hangs from a cross of a child's grave at the children section of the San Rafael cemetery in Ciudad Juarez (Courtesy Reuters). Latin America has the ignominious distinction of bei…

2011 Trends in Latin America: Shifting Violence

April 4, 2012

Americas
Guest Post: Ecuador’s Military and Why Correa Will Be Reelected (Once)

This is a guest post by Gabriel Aguilera, an Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at the Air War College. The views expressed here belong solely to the author and do not necessarily …

Guest Post - 04.04.12 - Latin America's Moment

February 23, 2012

Politics and Government
Press Freedom and Democracy in Latin America

Last Wednesday, Ecuador’s Supreme Court upheld sentences handed down in July 2011 for four members of the El Universo newspaper’s staff in the latest chapter of a lengthy and controversial trial. Thr…

Freedom of Press - Latin America's Moment

April 13, 2012

Immigration and Migration
Why the Summit of the Americas Matters

The sixth Summit of the Americas on April 14-15 is part of an intense spring of bilateral and regional interactions in the hemisphere. It will bring together thirty-three heads of state from nearly e…

Summit of the Americas- LAM