Mexico Institute in the News: Security 'quagmire' for Mexican presidential candidates

Many Mexicans are weary of the sharp rise in violence that has accompanied Calderón's military-led strategy against drug traffickers. So why aren't presidential hopefuls offering alternatives?

Mexico Institute in the News: 2011 Drug Violence Kills Nearly 13,000 in Mexico, New Figures Show

The rate of drug related killings continues to increase, though at a slower rate than in 2010.

Social Development in Latin America: The Politics of Reform

This volume provides a wide-ranging analysis of social welfare reform in the region, examining in particular the politics involved in implementing difficult and controversial social policies that often pit the middle strata of society, represented by powerful stakeholders, against the poor.Order this book from Lynne Rienner Publishers.

NAFTA at 10
Wilson Center Sponsors Conference Celebrating Tenth Anniversary of the Historic Trade Agreement

Ten years ago, President George H.W. Bush, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and President Carlos Salinas de Gortari initialed the North American Free Trade Agreement. During this two-day conference, these leaders and other distinguished panelists will discuss the impact of NAFTA on trade, globalization, and further integration of North America.

Latin America Program in the News: Vázquez urged the U.S. to define a common agenda with Latin America

The former President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, participated in the event “World No Tobacco Day 2013” organized by the Latin America Program and the World Bank. Vázquez called for a deeper cooperation between Latin American countries and the U.S. to address more effectively regional problems.

Latin American Program in the News: The Tragedy of Immigrant Children - Travelling Alone

Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson was interviewed about children and organized crime in Central America.

Latin American Program in the News: México y EU revisarán la Iniciativa Mérida

Associate Director, Eric L. Olson, weighs in on the U.S.-Mexican revision of the Mérida Initiative.


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