As part of our public outreach to the Houston community and beyond, the Latin America Initiative’s Vecinos (Neighbors) Lecture Series addresses a variety of important topics related to Latin America. World-renowned writer Carlos Fuentes formally launched this series at the Baker Institute in April 2008, discussing what “A New Deal” between Latin American and the United States should include in the context of contemporary realities. Themes for the series include security and the rule of law, social entrepreneurship as a means for change, energy policies and outlooks, new economic and political regionalism, and trade relations.
- Venezuela's Political and Economic Collapse: Can It Get Worse?
- Opening Mexico's Energy Sector to New International Competition
- Vecinos Lecture Series -- New Regionalism in Latin America and Implications for the United States
- Vecinos Lecture Series -- Mexico's Drug Violence and the Role of the United States: A Conversation With Poet Javier Sicilia
- Vecinos Lecture Series -- Security in Central America: Outlook and Options
- Venezuela: Challenges for the New President
- Mexico: Challenges for the New President
- Freedom to Report: Journalism and Politics in Latin America
- A New Deal for a New Age