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Las polémicas y las sorpresas que trae la Cumbre de las Américas en Panamá

Apr 05, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin America Programs, offers her perspective in this article about the Summit of the Americas. This article is in Spanish.

La OEA, entre las reformas y nuevos desafíos

Apr 04, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted on the presence of Cuba at the Summit of the Americas. This article is in Spanish.

El cara a cara entre Estados Unidos y Cuba

Apr 04, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, provides a quote about the presence of Cuba at the Summit of the Americas. This article is in Spanish.

Youth Incarceration in Mexico

Apr 01, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates demographics and statistics surrounding incarcerated youth in Mexico.

Mexico's Prison Reform

Mar 31, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates prison reform within Mexico's criminal justice system.

Inmate Experiences in Mexican Prisons

Mar 31, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates inmates' experiences with the criminal justice system in Mexico.

¿Por qué Felipe González defiende la oposición en Venezuela?

Mar 28, 2015
Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in Colombia’s lead news weekly, Semana, on the importance of former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González’s defense of political prisoners in Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

The Tragedy of Tunisia

Mar 19, 2015
"Lack of jobs is only one of several issues that have disillusioned Tunisia’s young and enticed some of them to militancy," writes Robin Wright.

Will Museum Terrorist Attack Derail Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy?

Mar 19, 2015
"The only thing that’s certain now is that if the Western world and Persian Gulf states do not help Tunisia tackle its unemployment and the sociological malaise of the younger generation, things there will grow worse before there is any hope of improvement," writes Haleh Esfandiari and Jason Brodsky.

Nigeria Beyond the Elections

Mar 16, 2015
"Corruption helps drive inequality. Over 60% of Nigerians live on less than $1 a day, despite Nigeria having Africa’s largest gross domestic product (nearly $510 billion). Unemployment figures are disputed, but a 2013 estimate puts unemployment at 22% and youth unemployment at 38%. As some Nigerians enrich themselves, and as a middle class grows in parts of the country, millions of Nigerians still have no livelihood." writes Alex Thurston.

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