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

Program Experts

Shannon K. O'Neil

Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program