Latin America

Three Alternatives to a Wall That Will Strengthen the Southern U.S. Border

This article was originally published on January 12 in The Hill.

The impasse over President Trump’s demand for the $5.7 billion wall funding has resulted in one of the longest government shutdowns in U.S. history, threats to declare a national emergency and over 800,000 federal workers living without pay.

Government or Revolution?

In the historical vision of the Left, the government was not the product of an election but rather as the result of a revolution or, in any case, as a takeover. The objective was power and the means for acquiring it were least in importance: assumption of power to change the world.

Where Do We Go from Here?: Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-U.S. Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 opens a new era in the country's security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

'Narcos: Transnational Cartels and Border Security': Earl Anthony Wayne Testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration

 

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Cooperation between Mexico and the United States regarding transnational crime is vital. Both societies pay a high price for the illegal traffic in drugs, money, guns and people that cross our common border.

How To Understand the Nicaraguan Crisis

The shocking killings of student and other protestors in Nicaragua earlier this year galvanized many Nicaraguans and drew renewed international attention to a country once considered one of the most stable in Central America. What caused this once-peaceful country to erupt in April 2018?

Mexico is an Increasingly Viable Destination for Migrants

The migrant caravan dominated much of the lead-up to the U.S. midterm elections. While the U.S. pundits debated the appropriate response to the caravan and many criticized the decision to send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, Mexico began to consider pragmatic solutions to address these migration flows.

Don't Give Up on Honduras

By Kurt Alan Ver Beek and James D. Nealon

Cutting aid won’t keep migrants from leaving Honduras, and would threaten fragile and hard-won progress in the region

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