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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

How to Address Child Migration from Central America

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Sep 25, 2014
The arrival at the U.S. border in 2013–14 of tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America is unprecedented. Factors driving them include both longstanding challenges—chronic violence, economic despair, official corruption, and the pull of family reunification—and the myth recently disseminated by greedy traffickers of lenient U.S. immigration policy. The United States, while taking steps to deter further migration, should also focus intensively on the long term factors. more
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Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

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September 18, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
Six expert panelists weigh in on the difficult situation facing Central American youth and offer possible solutions for improving their opportunities for education and employment. more

NOTICIAS - Fall 2014 Newsletter

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Sep 12, 2014
Read the Fall 2014 newsletter of the Latin American Program, Mexico Institute, and Brazil Institute (covering out February to August 2014 activities) more

Examining the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI)

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Sep 12, 2014
Executive Summary for the Wilson Center “Working Papers” on CARSI in Guatemala and Honduras more

The Central America Regional Security Initiative in Honduras

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Sep 10, 2014
This publication identifies some of the successes and major challenges for CARSI implementation in Honduras. more

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Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

September 18, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm

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