The Wilson Center was mentioned as one of the key partners that made possible the Central America Forum in Costa Rica. Both the President Barack Obama and his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla participated in this event.
The papers in this work result from the seminar "New Security Issues in Latin America" in October 2001. They explore the challenges facing Latin America in the post-Cold War era and address the need for the U.S. to overcome the temptation of unilateralism.
The event “Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?: A View from Honduras” is discussed.
Until recently, the outflow of Mexicans to the United States dominated the attention of Mexican politicians, policymakers, and migration researchers, but public attention has shifted in recent years to the phenomenon of transit migration. Over the past two decades, Mexico has increasingly become a destination for Central American migrants seeking to enter the United States; many remain in Mexico for extended periods and, in some cases, settle permanently.
In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. This publication is the collection of papers that resulted from a conference hosted by the Wilson Center to explore key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead.
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón’s article about organized crime in South America is cited in this article. The article is in Spanish.