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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

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Challenges to Democracy in Latin America May 8th Hudson Event

Argentina at the Crossroads

Beyond Hugo Chávez: What to Expect in Latin America

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Mexico's Moment

The Cuba Fallacy

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Perder la paz

Evo's Travails

Let Down by Lobo

AWOL on Nicaragua

Trading Up

Lula's Folly

Chávez Watch IV

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