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Latin American Program in the News: How to help El Salvador rebuild

Mar 20, 2012
Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the importance of remittances and creation of productive capacity in El Salvador.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s middle class is becoming its majority

Mar 17, 2012
The middle class is growing in Mexico.

Mexico Institute in the News: World-Herald editorial: Challenges for Mexico

Mar 16, 2012
The United States is greatly affected by Mexico and its economy, and Mexico's economy has been improving for many reasons.

Mexico Institute in the News: A New Strategy on the Border

Mar 13, 2012
US Border Patrol implements new strategy to secure the border, even though there are critics against it.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico Drug Lord's Fate is Focus of Election Year Speculation

Mar 12, 2012
If Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, the world’s most wanted drug suspect, were to be captured before the Presidential elections, views of current President Calderón would be better, which would in turn help the PAN candidate.

Mexico Institute in the News: Despite Bad Press and Travel Warnings, Mexico Tourism Holds its Own

Mar 09, 2012
While there are security concerns in parts of Mexico, tourists continue to travel to other regions of Mexico for vacation.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Election May Change How War on Drugs is Fought

Mar 09, 2012
Whoever is elected President of Mexico is likely to continue the war on drugs with a strategy that may shift to using more civilian police or a focus on preventing youth from joining cartels.

Mexico Institute in the News: Biden Talks of War on Drugs with Calderón

Mar 06, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Mexican President Calderón and the three presidential candidates. The two governments work closely to fight the War on Drugs; Obama’s administration is hopeful that they will continue to work closely when a new President is elected.

Latin American Program in the News: Chavez vs. Capriles: Stark choice for Venezuela's independent voters

Feb 29, 2012
Roberto Briceño-Leon, a professor at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., says he sees these independents as a third, distinct electoral group, spanning all social sectors. Among the poor, who traditionally have supported Chávez, nonaligned voters outnumber either Chávez or opposition supporters, his survey found.

Latin American Program in the News: Fresh cancer scare for Venezuela President Hugo Chavez as illness prompts new fears over re-election bid

Feb 23, 2012
Director Cynthia Arnson said the new surgery seriously complicates Chavez's re-election prospects. She said: 'It's now clear that Chavez's cancer is far from cured. Chavez's illness - his ability to campaign as well as to govern - is a major factor in the race. It erodes the aura of invincibility as well as inevitability that Chavez has always tried to create.'

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