About the Latin American Program

The Latin American Program and its institutes on Mexico and Brazil serve as a bridge between the United States and Latin America, providing a nonpartisan forum for experts from throughout the region and the world to discuss the most critical issues facing the Hemisphere.more

The Latest from the Latin American Program

Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?: A View from Honduras

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July 23, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
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? more

The Humanitarian Crisis and Unaccompanied Minors: A View from the Region

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July 24, 2014 // 11:30am12:30pm
Foreign Ministers of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, will join us to discuss the regional perspective to the humanitarian crisis and unaccompanied minors. more

“Guerra contra las drogas”: la de ellos bien, la de nosotros mal

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Jul 21, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón discusses why he believes ending the drug war in Colombia would enable the redefinition of the political strategy in regards to the drug problem. This article is in Spanish. more

A Central American expert explains the root causes of the migrant crisis

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Jul 21, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed on Vox and provides insight on the root causes of the migrant crisis. more

What the U.S. Should Do in Central America to Stem the Tide

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Jul 18, 2014
Why are we still experiencing the kinds of migration and dysfunctional state institutions that we’ve been trying to fix since the 1980s? According to Cynthia Arnson and Eric Olson who each testified before the Senate this week, to be successful, the United States must address the most important drivers of this flow and focus on improving the quality of democratic governance, citizen security, and inclusive development in Central America. more

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