Latin America News

Shannon llega a C.A. a verificar los avances en combate a la inseguridad

Nov 02, 2014
This article about State Department Counselor Tom Shannon's trip to the Northern Triangle references the Latin American Program's October 30th event on crime prevention in Central America. This article is in Spanish.

Cuando la modernización se topó con la bestialidad en México

Oct 31, 2014
The Latin American Program's Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón co-authors this article on violence in Mexico. This article is in Spanish.

Bloodshed and Resilience in Mexico

Oct 30, 2014
In Mexico, what was once a national security threat has become a local public security problem, but there is not much of an infrastructure in many parts of the country to deal with it, writes Andrew Selee.

What Qualities Must a New OAS Secretary General Have?

Oct 30, 2014
In this news publication for the Inter-American Dialogue, Cynthia Arnson shares her thoughts on the OAS Secretary General race.

Latin America’s Multilatinas: Foreign Investment Explodes

Oct 27, 2014
This article provides a concise summary of the new report "La explosión de la inversión exterior Latinoamericana: tendencias y evolución reciente de las multilatinas" from the Latin American Program.

Now Accepting Intern Applications for Spring 2015 Semester

Oct 23, 2014
The Mexico Institute seeks two intern candidates for the Spring of 2015. Applications should be received no later than Friday, November 14, 2014. Please review full guidelines for application instructions. This is a paid internship.

Mexico's Involvement in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Oct 21, 2014
“Peña Nieto’s decision is neither unprecedented, nor does it assume commitments that had not been previously undertaken during the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945.” Check out our latest infographic about Mexico's participation in UN peacekeeping operations.

Mexico in Peacekeeping Operations: A Late and Controversial Decision

Oct 20, 2014
In a recent intervention at the general debate of the United Nations' General Assembly, President Peña Nieto unveiled a decision that had long been awaited by scholars working on Mexican foreign policy. In a cautious manner...he announced that Mexico would now participate in the United Nations' Peacekeeping Operations.

El Guatemalteco Eduardo Stein promete enderezar el “desmadre” en la OEA si llega a secretario general

Oct 19, 2014
This article highlights key points of The Honorable Eduardo Stein Barillas' discussion on the future of the OAS at the Latin American Program event "The OAS Leadership Transition." This article is in Spanish.


Oct 16, 2014
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted on Venezuela’s new position on the U.N. Security Council. This article is in Italian.