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Healthy Landscapes for Prosperity: Land Restoration in El Salvador

*Light refreshments begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Moynihan Board Room, 6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Wilson-Vidanta Fellowship Awardees for 2020

Juliana Tinoco (Brazil)              Gina Kawas (Honduras)

                               

Eighth Annual U.S.-Mexico Security Conference: Taking Stock of Mexico's Security Landscape One Year On

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute was pleased to host its eighth annual Mexican security review. The forum examined the pressing security challenges Mexico faces, such as the record number of homicides in 2019, and how it plans to respond. Other topics covered included efforts to fight corruption and impunity; trends in security and migration enforcement on Mexico's southern border; the status of U.S.-Mexico security cooperation; and how illegal drug markets are evolving in Mexico and the United States.

Entre el Águila y el Dragón

ENTRE EL ÁGUILA Y EL DRAGÓN
Luis Miguel Hincapie

The Struggle for Peace in the Midst of Repression: Unified Voices from Nicaragua’s Civil Society Leaders

Following the breakdown of political negotiations between the Nicaraguan government and key opposition figures in August, political repression by state security forces has continued unabated. Civil society leaders, rural leaders, and independent journalists, among others, have been targeted by the administration of President Daniel Ortega.

Sustaining Progress with Mexico on Migration

The United States and Mexico escaped President Trump’s threat of mutually destructive tariffs with a June 7 agreement on steps to reduce migrant flows to the United States. Mexico since has dramatically improved its efforts to reduce the number of Central American and other migrants reaching the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The number of migrants apprehended at the U.S. border reportedly dropped to under 100,000 in June from 144,000 in May, a reduction of over 30 percent. Mexico deported 22,000 migrants in June, a 33 percent increase from May and a 13-year high.

Will the U.S.-Mexico Migration Deal Work? Here are the 6 Things You Need to Know

Rising public concern about the humanitarian crisis at the border highlights the challenges the United States and Mexico face in trying to stem the tide of migrants traveling north. Although the presidents of the U.S. and Mexico recently shook hands on an agreement to curb migration and avoid tariffs, the likelihood of success is uncertain.

Here is what you need to know about the deal.

1. Mexico offered more manpower to tackle the crisis.

2019 Migration to and through Mexico Mid-Year Report

Homicides in Central America: Toward a Better Understanding of Territorial Trends, Causes, and Dynamics

Document prepared by Mario Herrera. 

With the sponsorship of: Programa Estado de la Nación, CONARE, and Estado de la Región. 

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