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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

Central American Diplomats Urge Compassion in Child Migration Crisis

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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." more

Drug Trafficking - How Drugs Get Here

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Sep 02, 2014
The Latin American Program's 2012 publication "Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in the Americas: Major Trends in the Twenty-First Century" was referenced in this article about drug trafficking to the United States. 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

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