Latin America News

Cynthia J. Arnson Testified Before the U.S. House of Representatives

Dec 09, 2015
Testimony of Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas-Mexico Border

Dec 09, 2015
The Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Lab and Mexico Institute, together with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, hosted a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the under served low-income communities along the U.S.-Mexico border known as “colonias.”

Wilson Perspectives: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Nov 24, 2015
In this edition of “Wilson Perspectives,” our experts provide that context. In 4 original essays, they cover what's new and old in the trade deal, its future in the United States, and its impact around the globe. Bookmark this page, as we'll continue to update it with new insights in the months ahead. For lawmakers, business leaders, and all our audiences, we hope this will be the comprehensive resource on TPP.

Macri 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.

The Impact of TPP on Latin America and U.S. Relations with the Region

Nov 23, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) includes five Western Hemisphere countries, of which three (Chile, Mexico, and Peru) are in Latin America. Through the TPP, the United States would deepen its economic and strategic partnership with each. The agreement would update and enhance existing free trade agreements between the United States and these nations, a development that is especially important for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was negotiated more than two decades ago. The TPP would improve the Latin American participants’ access to markets in Asia and boost their exports as a result, and it could also improve their ability to attract foreign direct investment and strengthen their participation in global value chains.

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.

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