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A Conversation with Chilean Congressman Giorgio Jackson

Massive street protests erupted in Chile in October 2019. They brought millions into the streets of Santiago in an outpouring of public dissatisfaction with the country’s high levels of inequality and to demand public education, pension, and other reforms. 

As part of a series to explore recent protest movements in Latin America and their aftermath, the Wilson Center is pleased to host a discussion with Chilean Congressman Giorgio Jackson. 

Trouble on the Altiplano

Trouble on the Altiplano
Q&A with Professor Calla Hummel,
Political scientist at the University of Miami

The Size and Importance of Venezuela's Illegal Economies

The dimensions of Venezuela’s illegal economies have been growing for more than two decades. Illicit activities include narcotics trafficking, illegal gold mining, and the long-standing smuggling of gasoline, food, and other basic necessities across porous borders.

Gaming Out the UK Election

In this Need to Know podcast episode, Michelle Egan comes back to break down the results of the election in the UK, and what that means for the U.S. going forward.


Exeunt Frente Amplio

Exeunt Frente Amplio

On Sunday, Uruguayans voted to replace Latin America’s last ‘Pink Tide’ government, the center-left Frente Amplio (Broad Front), electing Luis Lacalle Pou of the center-right Partido Nacional (National Party).