Jul 28, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric Olson is quoted about the extent to which money will be used efficiently in the U.S. plan to deter unaccompanied minors from continuing to enter the U.S. more
Jul 28, 2014
Associate Director Eric Olson provides a quote on the influx of unaccompanied minors to countries like Nicaragua and Costa Rica. more
Associate Program Director Eric Olson is quoted about the extent to which money will be used efficiently in the U.S. plan to deter unaccompanied minors from continuing to enter the U.S.
Associate Director Eric Olson provides a quote on the influx of unaccompanied minors to countries like Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Associate Director Eric Olson provides a quote on factors that have led to a steady increase in migration flows.
Program Director Cynthia Arnson provides a comment on the proliferation of gang violence among young men in Central America.
July 31, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, in collaboration with Freedom House, hosted a discussion of the impact of the Telecom Reform. A panel of leading thinkers discussed the telecommunications reform and its implications for freedom of expression, as well as the ongoing debate about the reform’s secondary legislation.
Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?: A View from Honduras
July 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
What is compelling families and children to set out on such a risky journey north when their future in the United States is so uncertain?
June 30, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
As many as 52,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have arrived at the U.S. border since October, 2013 with the possibility of another 60,000 arriving before the end of this year. In this Ground Truth Briefing, three experts on the ground in Central America will discuss this developing crisis.
The most common adjective used to describe Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala and Belize is probably ‘porous.’ The large volume of Central American migrants, including many families and unaccompanied minors, crossing the border on their way north to the United States suggests as much. In response to these challenges, and also in an effort to facilitate the legal flow of commerce, tourism and guest workers, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto launched the Programa Frontera Sur (Southern Border Program) on July 7, 2014.
The report examines the public health, social development and citizen security impacts of retail drug markets in major urban areas in the Americas and how traditional law enforcement approaches have altered and, at times, exacerbated the security situation.
This working paper explores the rise of citizens' self-defense groups in Mexico’s western state of Michoacán. It is based on extensive field research. The militias arguably mark the most significant social and political development in Mexico's seven years of criminal hyper-violence. Their surprisingly effective response to a large criminal organization has put the government in a dilemma of if, and how, it plans to permanently incorporate the volatile organizations into the government’s security strategy.
Eric Olson is interviewed on C-Span's Washington Journal about the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. southern border from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, based on his time in those countries.
In light of recent desperate measures taken by vigilantes and armed self-defense groups in rural Mexico, a new book, Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, provides timely analysis of constructive responses from Mexican society to fight crime and violence. Here is what the authors had to say.
David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, joins us for a look at his book, “Cities without Suburbs.” Blair Ruble joins the discussion. Christopher Wilson discusses the newly released “The State of the Border Report."