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Immigration Reform Is Dead, Precisely When We Need It Most

El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Immigration Latin America Mexico Immigration Reform Is Dead, Precisely When We Need It Most

With Eric Cantor’s loss earlier this week, most believe immigration reform is dead. Yet with tens of thousands of Mexican and Central American children flooding across the U.S. southern border,...

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Mexico on the Brink

Mexico Mexico on the Brink

A few weeks ago, the Legatum Institute’s released its global Prosperity Index—which I wrote about here—that took both macro-economic indicators and social well-being into consideration. In the Index, Mexico’s rankings...

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Discussing Mexico at the Texas Book Festival

Mexico United States Discussing Mexico at the Texas Book Festival

This past Sunday I was in Austin, Texas at the Texas Book Festival. I had the honor of moderating a panel about two great books on Mexico, Ricardo Ainslie’s The...

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Teaching Notes for Two Nations Indivisible

Mexico United States Teaching Notes for Two Nations Indivisible

As everyone heads back to school this week, here are the teaching notes for my new book, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead. You can...

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Review of Smuggler Nation

Latin America United States Review of Smuggler Nation

In Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America (Oxford University Press, 2013), Peter Andreas, a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Watson Institute for International Studies at...

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Venezuela's Economy and Future

Venezuela Venezuela's Economy and Future

Many Venezuela watchers have been waiting for the other proverbial economic shoe to drop (see here, here, and here), and for the country to fall into serious crisis. Others, such...

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Security Cooperation in Mexico

Mexico United States Security Cooperation in Mexico

I was in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to give testimony on U.S.-Mexico security cooperation at a Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and Global Narcotics Affairs’ hearing. You can read my...

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The Real Mexico: Narcotrafficking or Economic Growth?

Mexico United States The Real Mexico: Narcotrafficking or Economic Growth?

I had an interesting conversation with Jorge Ramos and Jesus Esquivel, author of La DEA en México, this weekend on Al Punto. You can watch it here: Published in conjunction...

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Mexico's Transformation, and My Own

Mexico United States Mexico's Transformation, and My Own

In anticipation of my talk next Tuesday in Los Angeles, I wrote the following piece for Zocalo’s Public Square: As my plane touched down at Benito Juárez airport in early...

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Venezuela's Election and the Future of Chavismo

Venezuela Venezuela's Election and the Future of Chavismo

On Sunday some fifteen million Venezuelans headed to the polls to choose between Nicolás Maduro (Chávez’s heir apparent) and Henrique Capriles (the opposition’s leader). In an election many expected to...

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