Miller Center

Latin America

In the last decade, we have witnessed a dramatic rise of leftist governments in Latin America. At the same time, there has also been a substantive decline in U.S. influence in the region, perhaps best exemplified by the failed launch of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). And long-standing issues such as drug control and immigration remain at the forefront of U.S.-Latin American policy concerns. For these reasons, in the fall of 2008, ten years after Chavez' landmark election in 1998, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia launched a special ongoing Forum series focused on Latin America.

2/11/2011 Understanding Rising Violence in Mexico - American Forum
Andrew Selee

11/19/2010 Brazil in the World - American Forum
Paulo Sotero Marques

11/12/2010 Is Immigration Reform Politically Possible Under the Obama Administration? - American Forum
Edward Schumacher-Matos

4/2/2010 Toward a New Haitian State? - American Forum
Robert Fatton

12/14/2009 Cuba after Castro - American Forum
James C. Cason

11/21/2008 Chávez’s Venezuela After a Decade of Bolivarian Revolution - American Forum
Jennifer McCoy