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Are Latin America's New Left Regimes Reducing Inequality Faster? Addendum to Poverty, Inequality and the New Left

This is an addendum to a paper commissioned for a conference, by economist Nora Lustig, who reviews trends in poverty and inequality throughout Latin America, comparing left and non-left governments, as well as left governments and their non-leftist predecessors.
Three layers of fences separate the U.S. and Mexico along the border in San Diego December 9, 2005.

The New Reality at the Border

In this op-ed from the Los Angeles Times, Andrew Selee argues that illegal immigration is'nt what it used to be. As Congress debates immigration reform, it is worth taking a look at what's changed.

Weak Institutions and the Honduran Crisis

Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, analyzes the sequence of events that triggered the current political crisis in Honduras, and explains both the immediate and broader context for the military's removal of President Manuel Zelaya from power. She presented these remarks before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on July 10.

Latin American Program in the News: Military Role in Drug War at Stake in Honduras Presidential Vote

Eric Olson comments to Bloomberg on how Honduras' economic situation might be as worse as its security situation.

Latin American Program Working Paper Series (251-260)

Includes those published 2001 - 2002. To request a working paper by mail, send an email with your name, address, and number of the working paper to lap@wilsoncenter.org.

Latin American Program in the News: American Arms Reach Deep Into Mexico’s Bloodshed

Eric L. Olson comments on the connection between easy access to weapons in the US and the use of these weapons for violence in Mexico.

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