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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

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Eric Olson on the Influx of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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Jul 09, 2014
Eric Olson is interviewed on C-Span's Washington Journal about the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. southern border from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, based on his time in those countries. more
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A Worrying Trend With No Quick Fix

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Jul 09, 2014
"The so-called surge of unaccompanied children is really a trend that has been growing over the last few years and is the result of an accumulating set of factors that show no signs of improving, and that are independent from the messages high level U.S. officials want to send," writes Eric Olson. more

Teleconference—China’s Broadening Footprint in Latin America: From Beijing to Buenos Aires

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July 11, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
What are China’s economic, political, and strategic interests in the region? And while China is the most important Asian partner for many Latin American countries, how have relations with other Asian countries—India, South Korea, Japan—also broadened considerably? more

Latin American Program in the News: Call them 'refugees,' according to U.N. law

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Jul 07, 2014
The Latin American Program's publication "Organized Crime in Central America" is referenced in this article about crime and violence in Central America and the treatment of migrants within the United States. more

Latin American Program in the News: Free-market solution to America's immigration dilemma

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Jul 05, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the United State's role in rebuilding El Salvador. more

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