Director Cynthia Arnson comments on the first 100 days of some of the region's presidents, highlighting how they endeavored to differentiate themselves from prior administrations via innovative policies and a change in diplomatic tone (In Spanish).
Latin American Program in the News: Roger Noriega accuses Honduran candidate’s husband of drug-trafficking links
The neo-con former U.S. diplomat and current lobbyist apparently isn’t a fan of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya or his wife, presidential candidate Xiomara Castro.
Evolving Demographic and Human-Capital Trends in Mexico and Central America and Their Implications For Regional Migration
As the US labor force became better educated, fewer native workers accepted many of the low-wage but essential jobs at the bottom of the labor market. These changes in the United States coincided with a population boom in Mexico and Central America that resulted in a near tripling of the region's population. Economic growth was unable to keep pace with demographic change, however, and many of the region's youth sought opportunities in the United States.
This bulletin presents a summary of a session held in Buenos Aires in June 2005 in which Minister of Defense José B. Pampuro and other diplomats and officials discussed security sector reform in the Southern Cone and Mercosur. (in Spanish)
Latin American Program in the News: "Estado, criminales y post-conflicto: las claves del futuro de la violencia en Colombia"
In this article for razonpublica.com, Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón argues that international experience shows that the relationship between the state and illegal economic activity is key for post-conflict success under a peace agreement. This article is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: El tráfico de armas de EE UU hacia Centroamérica, un misterio en expansión
This article refers to Wilson Center Scholar Colby Goodman's paper on U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Guatemala and Mexico. This article is in Spanish.