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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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Event Summary: Cambio Climatico y Seguridad Alimentaria en America Central

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

Political Economy of Tax Reforms: The Case of Colombia

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Aug 21, 2014
This paper explores the aspects of political economy that have influenced processes of tax reform in Colombia over the last two decades. more

Central American governments struggle to resettle children

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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. more

Santos Says Colombia in Final Phase of Peace Talks as Sworn In

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Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in Bloomberg News on Santos' position in light of the peace talks and his recent reelection. more

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