Latin America News
Aug 25, 2015
Using available data and analyzing regional differences, this article examines five hypotheses that could account for the marked increase in coca under cultivation. Has the current anti-drug strategy reached its limit?
Aug 24, 2015
This infographic compares President Enrique Peña Nieto and former president Felipe Calderón's security strategies to combat drug violence in Mexico.
Aug 24, 2015
Beyond the human tragedy wrought by violent crime, its detrimental effects on businesses and economies can also devastate communities. This expert take discusses these effects on businesses in Mexico.
Aug 10, 2015
Giving women control over their own reproductive health - how many kids they have, and when they choose to have them - can be transformative for women, families, and entire communities. In a recent interview with NexusMedia, Roger-Mark De Souza connects the transformative power of family planning to climate adaptation efforts in Latin America.
Aug 05, 2015
The Global Competitiveness Report assess the competitiveness of 144 economies across the global in order to provide insight into the drivers of productivity and prosperity within each country. Based on the data, it seems that thus far the United States and Canada have economies that are far more competitive than that of Mexico, the third piece of the NAFTA puzzle. While Mexico has seen a steady increase in its GDP per capita, it still lags far behind its fellow NAFTA economies. Mexico will need to continue to address its productivity and institutional challenges in order to keep up its encouraging economic momentum.
Jul 31, 2015
Press Freedom in the Americas has been in a general decline for the past 15 years. According to Freedom House’s latest findings (2015), only 43% of the countries in the Americas are ranked as having ‘free’ press. The remaining countries fall in the range of ‘partly free’ (43%) and ‘not free’ (14%).
Jul 30, 2015
Unauthorized migration has already become a major issue of the upcoming 2016 elections. With so many voices, players and opinions, it may become hard to tell fact from fiction. This summer, the Pew Research Center came out with new data and numbers on the topic. Here are a few facts to know about Mexican migration. Read the full article: http://pewrsr.ch/1HND619 #Didyouknow
Jul 28, 2015
This infographic provides a timeline of the history of immigration policy and migration flows at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul 28, 2015
Since 2008, Mexico has been implementing a series of reforms that will transform the nation’s criminal justice system to make it more transparent and accountable, thereby improving the nation’s administration of justice and public security. This expert take discusses key aspects of that reform.
Jul 23, 2015
This infographic depicts successes and scale of the judicial reform's implementation process and general trends from 2006-2014.