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Journalism and Security in Mexico

Journalism and Security in Mexico

Freedom House. By Diana Villiers Negroponte*

Drug Trafficking - How Drugs Get Here

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New Americas Quarterly Released: Higher Education and Competitiveness

Program Director Cynthia Arnson has an article on Colombia in this edition of the journal "Americas Quarterly." 

Please click here to access the journal. 

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

Central American foreign ministers meet in Washington to lobby Obama on immigration crisis

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The humanitarian crisis is so high-profile that 250 people crammed into the Wilson Center’s sixth-floor auditorium and two overflow rooms to attend Thursday’s program, which was moderated by Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition; another 170 watched the conference online.

“I can recall no time since the Central American wars of the 1980s when so much U.S. media attention has been paid to this region,” said Cynthia Arnson, director of the think tank’s Latin American program, in introducing the three foreign ministers.

Expert: To stop immigration flood, US must help Central Americ

"PHOENIX -- If the United States wants to reduce the amount of Central American illegal immigrants pouring over the border, it needs to exercise its influence in the region, an expert said.

"We need to be much smarter about how we help governments," Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars told News/Talk 92.3 KTAR's Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes, Making Sense of the Madness.

Arnson said a variety of factors resulted in the recent surge in immigrants coming to America.

“Guerra contra las drogas”: la de ellos bien, la de nosotros mal

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'Dangerous Passage: Central America In Crisis And the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors': Cynthia J. Arnson Testifies Before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to discuss crisis in Central America and what's driving the exodus of unaccompanied minors.

Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Senate Dirksen 419
Presiding: Senator Menendez

'Challenges at the Border: Examining and Addressing the Root Causes Behind the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border': Eric Olson Testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border.

To watch the webcast go here. Olson's testimony is available for download below.

Homicide in El Salvador’s Municipalities: Spatial Clusters and the Causal Role of Neighborhood Effects, Population Pressures, Poverty, and Education

Matthew C. Ingram and Karise M. Curtis have joined together to use some innovative analytical tools to study homicides in El Salvador.  Their use of spatial cluster analysis of municipal level homicides provides and unique window into the role of geography, population pressures, poverty and education can play in depressing violence.  Their finding also suggest some important policy innovations that could contribute to reducing future homicides.

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