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Jaime Daremblum

Director, Center for Latin American Studies

Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, a scholar of Latin America, international politics, and international economics, joined Hudson Institute as a Senior Fellow and Director of Hudson’s Center for Latin American Studies in 2005. He served as Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States from 1998 to 2004. Prior to assuming his post as Ambassador, he was a professor at the University of Costa Rica, the Autonomous University, and the Center of Administrative and Political Research, affiliated with Tulane University. He has also practiced law in Costa Rica. Ambassador Daremblum also served, from 1985 to 1998, as a foreign policy advisor to the Presidential campaigns from the Social Christian Unity Party of Costa Rica.

From 1983 to 1998 Daremblum was a columnist and editorial writer for Costa Rica’s daily newspaper La Nacion. He continues to write for the paper. In addition, he writes a syndicated column which is distributed widely throughout Latin America, the United States, and Spain. He has written several books on international and Latin American politics and economics, and his articles have appeared in such American publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, RealClearWorld, the New York Sun, the American, the Miami Herald, and Diario Las Americas (Miami). He also provides frequent radio and television commentary. Daremblum also regularly publishes a blog for the Weekly Standard on Venezuela.

Daremblum has testified numerous times before Congress on U.S.-Latin America relations, and has spoken in numerous forums in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Israel.

Daremblum is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica (LL.B.) with honors, and obtained his Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, and Ph.D. at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Jaime Daremblum quoted by the Washington Post on Iran’s links with Bolivia, December 6, 2010

Cybersecurity Threats in Latin America

Brazil´s Elections and Their Impact on Democracy in Brazil

2018 Nicaraguan Protests: President Ortega's Violent Crackdown August 8 Event

Mexico 2018 Presidential Elections: A Populist Revolution? July 26 Event

Political and Social Regression in Nicaragua and Venezuela June 18 Event

Cuba: Post-Castro Transition May 16 Event

Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean March 29 Event

Corruption in Latin America: Is There Any Good News? March 5 Event

Obstacles to Press Freedom in Latin America: Three National Experiences December 6th Event

A New Political Order in Argentina November 21st Event

The Implications of China's Growing Involvement in Latin America October 18th Event

The Colombian Peace Deal: Making Progress or Problems? September 28th Event

Violence and Terrorism in Latin America in a Global Context: An Overview August 24th Event

Mexico: A Leading Nation Battles Drug Cartels, Crime, and Corruption June 28th Event

Brazil's Future: Scenarios for 2017 and 2018 May 15th Event

The Mysterious Resilience of the Maduro Regime March 29th Event

The New Peace Agreement in Colombia December 9th Event

The U.S., Mexico, and Latin America: 2016 and Beyond September 21st Panel

Political Changes in Latin America: An Opportunity for U.S. Engagement? July 7th Event

Maduro's Last Days? Venezuela's Transformative Elections December 17th Event

Crossroads in Caracas: Strategic Considerations for the U.S. October 6th Event

Trade in the Americas: TPP Challenges and the Future of Free Trade June 25th Event

Argentina's Politics: Blood, Sweat, and Tears June 11 Event

Children of Misery: Guns and Gangs in Central America September 10th Event

Challenges to Democracy in Latin America May 8th Hudson Event

Argentina at the Crossroads

Beyond Hugo Chávez: What to Expect in Latin America

Crisis in Argentina: Implications for International Policymakers

Chavez's Win? Venezuela Post Election

Venezuela on the Edge

The Iranian Threat: Latin America

Iran and Latin America: What Next after Chavez?

Latin America: Poverty, Radicalism, or Market Economy?

Can Argentina Free Itself from Chavismo?

Social Unrest and Political Instability in Venezuela

Terrorists, Drug Traffickers, and Gangs in Latin America: Undermining Democracy

China's Surge: Trade and Investment in Latin America

Venezuelistan: Iran’s Latin American Ambitions