Central America News

Fleeing Central America's Killing Streets

Sep 09, 2014
This article about violence and organized crime in Central America, and its effect on migration, quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson.

El país que entregó las cárceles a sus pandilleros

Sep 05, 2014
The Latin American Program's report "Drug Trafficking Organizations in Central America: Transportistas, Mexican Cartels and Maras", written by former Latin AMerican Program Fellow Steven Dudley, is cited in this article on gangs in El Salvador. This article is in Spanish.

Central American Diplomats Urge Compassion in Child Migration Crisis

Sep 02, 2014
This article, which addresses the U.S. and Central American response to the crisis stemming from the recent wave of unaccompanied minors migrating to the United States, quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson's remarks during the July 24, 2014 event "Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions."

Diputados condicionan el proyecto del IVA que pretende impulsar el Gobierno

Aug 31, 2014
The Latin American Program's recent event "Perspectivas políticas de la reforma fiscal en Costa Rica" is described in this article about the possible implementation of a Value Added Tax in Costa Rica. This article is in Spanish.

Foro de La Nación: perspectivas políticas de la reforma fiscal

Aug 30, 2014
In this video, government officials discuss fiscal policy in Costa Rica during the recent Latin American Program event, "Perspectivas políticas de la reforma fiscal en Costa Rica." This video is in Spanish.

Sectores coinciden en necesidad de plan fiscal

Aug 27, 2014
The Latin American Program's August 26, 2014 event "Perspectivas políticas de la reforma fiscal en Costa Rica" is described in this article about tax policy in Costa Rica. This article is in Spanish.
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Event Summary: Cambio Climatico y Seguridad Alimentaria en America Central

Aug 25, 2014
June 19, 2014 Event, Fourth in USAID-Wilson Center Climate Change Adaptation Series

Central American governments struggle to resettle children

Aug 14, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about the challenges of resettling unaccompanied minors who may be deported from the U.S. to Central America.

Why child migrants head to the US

Aug 05, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article explaining why the dangerous journey north outweighs the risks of staying behind.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children: The Tip of the Iceberg - The Expert Take

Aug 04, 2014
President Barack Obama has said that the huge number of unaccompanied children who are coming to the United States from Central America represents an urgent humanitarian situation. He is right; the suffering of tens of thousands of children is unthinkable. The humanitarian crisis that President Obama refers to is, however, only the tip of the iceberg of what has been happening in this corridor of intense migration - Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador), Mexico and the United States - over the past two decades.

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