Reads of the Week

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent checks an area under a bridge crossing between the United States and Mexico (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

A U.S. Border Patrol agent checks an area under a bridge crossing between the United States and Mexico (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

Starting today, at the end of each week I will post a weekly roundup of articles, reports and other analyses on developments in Latin America and U.S. relations in the region that I have found particularly interesting. Please feel free to add  your takes on these “reads of the week” in the comments section!

This is a good summary by my CFR colleague Ted Alden and co-author Bryan Roberts of what we know, what we don’t know, and what we need to know to develop a better U.S. border policy.

Southern Pulse provides interesting analysis of how drug cartels evolve, and the role Calderón’s security strategy has played in accelerating this process.

At the Central American Security Conference (SICA), Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s calls on Central America’s elites to step up their contributions to the region-wide fight against violence.

A recent Los Angeles Times article illuminates why high growth and voter discontent co-exist in Peru.

          Published in conjunction with Latin America’s Moment at the Council on Foreign Relations.