Mexico News

Central American Leaders Preview Obama Meeting

Jul 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal mentions the Latin American Program event "Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions" in light of the Northern Triangle's Presidential meeting with Obama.

Central American foreign ministers meet in Washington to lobby Obama on immigration crisis

Jul 24, 2014
Program Director is quoted in the Tico Times about how the solution to the decrease of extremely high levels of crime and poverty in Central America will take more than a "magic bullet".

Question, answers about the border surge

Jul 24, 2014
Associate Director Eric Olson is quoted in this Associated Press article explaining the misinformation unaccompanied migrant children were given.

Central American leaders want Washington's help with immigration crisis

Jul 24, 2014
Associate Director Eric Olson is quoted in The Washington Post about how new requests for aid will likely be greeted with skepticism.

Was $642 Million in U.S. Aid To Central America Over 2 Years Too Much Or Not Enough?

Jul 23, 2014
Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in Fox News Latino about where she believes funding should be channeled.

Expert: To stop immigration flood, US must help Central Americ

Jul 22, 2014
Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in this article about role the U.S. has in helping Central American migrants.

A Central American expert explains the root causes of the migrant crisis

Jul 21, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed on Vox and provides insight on the root causes of the migrant crisis.

U.S. Lawmakers Probe Root Causes of Border Crisis

Jul 16, 2014
Associate Director Eric L. Olson's comments at a Congressional hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee are quoted in this article.

Op-ed: Use Brains, not Brawn, to Handle Migrant Crisis

Jul 14, 2014
"It is important to note that adding more boots on the ground would do little or nothing to stem the flow of children across the border. The real solutions lie in addressing the push factors in the source countries," writes Christopher Wilson and Eric Olson.

Mexico Seeks to Empower Women in Politics-The Expert Take

Jul 10, 2014
In addition to the well-touted economic reforms passed recently, this year Mexico approved a political reform package that, among other things, includes new measures aimed to ensure the greater participation of women in politics. The law now requires gender parity, which means that at least fifty percent of the candidates fielded by a political party in either federal or state legislative elections must be female. This begs the question as to whether there are enough women in the ranks to step up to the plate.

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