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The Hidden Refugee Crisis in the Western Hemisphere

Brazil Cuba El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Immigration Latin America Mexico United States Venezuela The Hidden Refugee Crisis in the Western Hemisphere

While much attention is rightly focused on Syria and the Middle East, there are a growing number of refugees in the Western Hemisphere. The largest group comes from Central America’s...

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Latin America's Populist Hangover

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In my piece published in the November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, I lay out the economic and political characteristics of populism, analyze why it is receding in Latin America today,...

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Central America’s Unaccompanied Minors

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During the summer of 2014 tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S-Mexico border. Over the course of the fiscal year, nearly 70,000—mostly from the Northern Triangle countries...

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Glimpses of Optimism in Guatemala

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The news and statistics from Guatemala are anything but reassuring. More than half the nation’s sixteen million citizens live in poverty. Worse, almost one in two children under five suffer...

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Guest Post: Ríos Montt Plays a Risky Defense Game

Guatemala Guest Post: Ríos Montt Plays a Risky Defense Game

This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. Without fanfare, or...

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Reads of the Week: Public Opinion in Mexico and Guatemala, Argentine Elections, and the Fall of “La Barbie”

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The Pew Research Center released the results of a wide-ranging public opinion poll based on interviews with some 800 Mexicans (the study is part of their larger Global Attitudes Project). It finds strong continued support for military - 83 percent favor their role in the drug war - and for U.S.-Mexico security cooperation, with nearly 3 in 4 Mexicans supporting U.S. training and weapons for national security forces.

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