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Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions

Foreign Ministers of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala discuss the regional perspective to the humanitarian crisis and unaccompanied minors.

Date & Time

Jul. 24, 2014
11:30am – 12:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions

The dramatic rise in unaccompanied minors from Central America arriving in the United States has raised many questions about the factors contributing to this influx. In this event, foreign ministers of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras discuss the roots of this crisis and how their governments are responding.

Introduction: 

Andrew Selee
Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute

Cynthia J. Arnson
Director, Latin American Program

Speakers: 

Hugo Martínez
Foreign Minister, El Salvador

Luis Fernando Carrera Castro
Foreign Minister, Guatemala

Mireya Agüero de Corrales
Foreign Minister, Honduras

Moderator: 

Steve Inskeep
Host, Morning Edition, NPR

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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