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The Endgame Behind the Iranian Nuclear-Scientist Assassinations

Jan 12, 2012
The United States and Israel say they weren’t behind the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist Wednesday—the fourth such attack in two years—but it’s clear as much heat is being applied to Iran as is possible short of war, writes Public Policy Scholar Michael Adler.

Latin American Program in the News: New Guatemala president wants to regain US military aid

Jan 12, 2012
Many in the U.S. are taking a wait-and-see approach to Perez given his military background. President Barack Obama took two weeks to congratulate Perez on his November election victory, something some read as a chilly sign. "They want to sort of say, look, we're prepared to cooperate, but it depends on who is in the government, what priorities they have," said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center in Washington. "It doesn't come with a free ride."

Mexico Institute in the News: Drug-Related Violence Soars in Mexico

Jan 12, 2012
Violence in Mexico continues to increase and spread as the drug war in Mexico continues.

Latin American Program in the News: Iran Cultivates Friends In Washington's Backyard

Jan 11, 2012
Cynthia Arnson was interviewed by Juan Forero for NPR on the recent visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Latin America and his interest in the region.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico Updates Death Toll in Drug War to 47,515, but Critics Dispute the Data

Jan 11, 2012
The Mexican government released high death toll for drug war. The accuracy of these numbers is questioned.

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