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What to Watch in 2013: U.S. Policy Toward Latin America

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2013 could be an interesting year for U.S. policy toward the region. Up first will likely be U.S. immigration reform. The outpouring of support from Latino voters in the November...

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Refocusing U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation

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As new administrations in Mexico and the United States start working together next year, I wrote a Policy Innovation Memorandum for CFR on how best to refocus the security relationship....

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Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

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As President Calderón’s sexenio wraps up tomorrow, he will leave office with a mixed legacy. Many have presented interesting analyses of his policies, but this post looks at concrete numbers—development...

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U.S.-Mexico Relations Going Forward

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Yesterday was the first of presumably many meetings between Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and recently re-elected President Barack Obama in Washington, DC. In a few days Vice President Joe...

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What Colorado and Washington’s Vote to Legalize Marijuana means for Latin America

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As Americans went to the polls to elect their president yesterday, voters in Colorado and Washington chose to legalize marijuana (by referendum). Not only does this create conflicting state and...

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U.S. Drug Policy’s Third Way: A Conversation with Gil Kerlikowske

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Over the past year, public frustration in Latin America has been mounting toward the international drug control regime. Latin American leaders brought the drug policy debate to the forefront at...

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President Felipe Calderón Discusses Mexico’s Future

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This morning, CFR hosted Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón in its Washington D.C. office for a brief presentation and question and answer session (you can read the transcript here). The conversation...

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Review of Dealing Death and Drugs

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I recently had the opportunity to talk with Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat running for the 16th District of Texas (El Paso and its environs), and a shoe-in for the seat....

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What to Expect From Mexico's Election

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In anticipation of Mexico’s election this weekend, I spoke with Brianna Lee, a production editor at CFR.org, about the candidates, the most likely outcome, and the issues that the winner...

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Mexico's Candidates Vow a Different Kind of Drug War

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Mexico’s presidential candidates have promised to shift their country’s security strategy away from drug trafficking to focus on violence reduction. My new op-ed on CNN.com describes what is being discussed...

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