Eric Olson and Christopher Wilson warn lawmakers against setting vague preconditions to “secure our border” before addressing immigration reform, which has sunk reform efforts in the past.
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Associate Director Eric L. Olson gives The New York Times his views on the future of Mexico-U.S. relations.
Eric Olson remarks on the fine line that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is walking in order to broaden Mexico's relationship with the United States beyond the sphere of counternarcotics.
Latin American Program in the News: Brother of President Santos says that the dialogue with the FARC ‘has to flow more’Feb 01, 2013
Enrique Santos noted progress in the peace processes but stressed the need to keep up the pace. (In Spanish)
Latin American Program in the News: Enrique Santos expressed concern about the slow pace of the peace processFeb 01, 2013
While discussing the peace process in a presentation at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos noted that if more progress hasn’t been made by Semana Santa, it will send a negative message about the peace process to the Colombian and international communities. (In Spanish)
Latin American Program in the News: Enrique Santos spoke in the United States about the peace processFeb 01, 2013
During a forum at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos called attention to the pace of the peace processes, although he also noted there had been progress. (In Spanish)
Latin American Program in the News: Dialogue with the FARC should speed up to retain credibility (Santos’ brother)Feb 01, 2013
In an event at the Wilson Center, Enrique Santos indicated that the FARC should move the peace dialogues along or they could lose credibility. (In Spanish)
Enrique Santos, at a forum at the Wilson Center, explained that the lack of movement on the first point of the peace process agenda, agrarian reform, could dampen the enthusiasm of the Colombian and international communities. (In Spanish)
Eric Olson's take on U.S.-Mexico border security featured in the NYT's "Room for Debate"