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We Will Prevail: Together as One

Dr. Manuel Cuesta Morúa gave a keynote address as part of the Annual Ratiu Democracy Symposium sponsored by the Ratiu Family Foundation and organized by the Wilson Center's Global Europe Program and Latin American Program. Cuesta Morúa discussed the politics of Cuba and future prospects for improved relations between the United States and Cuba.


The Ion Ratiu Democracy Award aims to bring international recognition to the ideas and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. The award provides a month-long scholarship at the Wilson Center during which awardees have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the scholarly, policymaking, and NGO communities in Washington, D.C.

Several panelists also offered their insights on U.S.-Cuba relations as part of the symposium. Please visit our website to learn more and view the webcast.


The Latin American Program and the Vidanta Foundation are pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity on Fostering Innovation in the Americas. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.


The Mexico Institute's Deputy Director, Christopher Wilson, analyzes the economic relationship with the United States' third largest trading partner.


Panelists highlighted key findings from a 2016 comparative study examining the differences and similarities between Canadian and U.S. opinion on climate change.

The Brazil Institute hosted a private conversation regarding U.S.-Brazil relations with Consul General Ricardo Zúñiga, who previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Featured Event


What Does the World Expect of President Trump:

The First 100 Days

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


Upcoming Events:


Water, Food Security, and Migration in Central America

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

State of Security in Mexico: Why are Homicides Increasing?

Friday, February 3, 2017

8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prevention and Migration

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Social Progress Index in Latin America

Thursday, February 16, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


After the Peace Agreement: What Next for Colombia?

Friday, February 17, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In The News


Mexicans rethink relationship with US

Duncan Wood is interviewed by BBC.

Marketplace Tech with Ben Johnson

Eric Olson is interviewed regarding a new deal between Google and Cuba.

Colombia's FARC deal could leave many war criminals unpunished

Cynthia Arnson is interviewed by NPR Affiliate KPCC Los Angeles.

Sair do buraco num mundo de incertezas

Paulo Sotero writes in Estadão on the level of uncertainty in Brazil and within global affairs.

Mexico and China Are Very Different Trading Partners

A recent study by Christopher Wilson is highlighted by Bloomberg.



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