Latin America News

Marci wins Argentina's elections, Now Comes the Hard Part

Nov 24, 2015
Mauricio Macri's stunning electoral victory in Argentina on Sunday has rightly been characterized as historic. He surged from behind in October to deny a first-round victory to Daniel Scioli, the Peronist candidate whom many presumed would be Argentina's next president. The electoral process itself showed a maturation of Argentina's democratic process.

Women on the Run: The Looming Refugee Crisis

Nov 13, 2015
A new UNHCR report, “Women on the Run,” provides first-hand accounts of women from the Northern Triangle region (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) who are seeking asylum in the US as part of a looming refugee crisis. Their struggles are part of a larger story effecting hundreds of thousands more.

Infographic | Homeland Security as a Theory of Action: The Impact on U.S./Mexico Border Management

Nov 10, 2015
This infographic is based on the essay "Homeland Security as a Theory of Action: The Impact on U.S./Mexico Border Management," by Alan D. Bersin and Michael D. Huston.

Mexico Paves The Way For Marijuana Legalization

Nov 06, 2015
Deputy Director Christopher Wilson discusses the Mexican Supreme Court's recent ruling on marijuana use on Huffington Post Live.

The Senate Has Delayed Confirming an Ambassador to Mexico. America Needs One Now.

Nov 06, 2015
The U.S.' most complex international relationship has been missing a crucial component since July. Duncan Wood and Andrew Selee discuss the Senate's delayed confirmation of an ambassador to Mexico.

Infographic: Migrants Deported from the U.S. & Mexico to the Northern Triangle

Nov 05, 2015
This infographic depicts migrant deportations from the United States and Mexico to the Northern Triangle countries.

Strengthening the MACCIH: Next Steps in Honduras’ Fight against Corruption and Impunity

Nov 04, 2015
The next few weeks will be critical in the fight against corruption and impunity in Honduras. The Organization of American States (OAS) will send a technical mission to Honduras next week to begin fleshing out the details of the proposed Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH). Will the final agreement between the OAS and the gsovernment of Honduras — which is to be finalized in December — include the political independence necessary to tackle difficult, politically sensitive corruption cases, or will it simply provide window dressing that covers the cancer growing on the Honduran state?

How to Make Mexico More Competitive: More Corporate Ethics & State Efficiency, Less Corruption

Nov 04, 2015
Between 2013 and 2014, Mexico approved historically needed reforms to increase competition, strengthen financial markets, reduce energy costs, improve the quality of education, and make labor markets more flexible. Yet, all advances related to Mexico’s reforms have been diluted by major lapses in three areas directly related to rule of law issues: (1) corruption, (2) corporate ethics, and (3) government efficiency.

Key Facts about Mexico's Southern Border States

Nov 04, 2015
This infographic illustrates key facts about Mexico's southern Border States