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As the demographics, epidemiological profiles, and migration patterns of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States change, there is rich opportunity to explore how the effective management of migration across these countries might help meet the demand for health care services. Using a comparative case study, this report looks at health care services and human resources in all five countries to identify constraints on health care capacity. Nursing personnel are the focus of the report.
The two most important ways that migration influences development in Mexico is through remittances and labor markets. Mexico is the largest recipient of remittances in Latin America, with remittances totaling $22 billion (about 2.5% of GDP) in 2010. Focusing on labor markets, existing research suggests that between 1990 and 2000 migration increased wages by 8% in Mexico with more pronounced effects among less-educated workers.
This report examines China's presence in Latin America from the perspectives of both regions. It pays special attention to the nature of the economic and geopolitical relationship, and how the U.S. should respond to China's growing presence in its own "backyard."
Latin American Program in the News: Reforma hacendaria es una oportunidad perdida por autoridades, señala analista
Director Cynthia Arnson is interviewed by Terra.mx regarding her views on the missed opportunities for big taxation changes in Mexico after the new administration took office. She discusses the lack of political will for important changes and discusses the more modest reforms that occured instead. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by Latinvex about upcoming elections and the overall political outlook in Latin America in 2014.
Many in the U.S. are taking a wait-and-see approach to Perez given his military background. President Barack Obama took two weeks to congratulate Perez on his November election victory, something some read as a chilly sign. "They want to sort of say, look, we're prepared to cooperate, but it depends on who is in the government, what priorities they have," said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center in Washington. "It doesn't come with a free ride."