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Central America's Moment

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While Brazil and Mexico (in good and bad ways) tend to fill U.S. headlines regarding Latin America, other nations matter as well for the United States. Among them are the...

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Guest Post: Ecuador's Military and Why Correa Will Be Reelected (Once)

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This is a guest post by Gabriel Aguilera, an Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at the Air War College. The views expressed here belong solely to the author and...

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Estimating the Costs of Restrictive Immigration Laws

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Much has been written about the rise of restrictive immigration laws in states such as Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia, both by those for and against these measures. What is now...

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Latin America’s Expanding Definition of National Security

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Two reports came out recently from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Council of the Americas (COA), both looking at Latin America and framing their substance...

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Mexico's Earthquakes, Past and Present

Latin America Mexico Mexico's Earthquakes, Past and Present

A 7.4 earthquake hit central and south Mexico today around noon, with its epicenter near Ometepec, Guerrero, but felt strongly in the capital and as far away as Guatemala. There...

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Organized Crime Beyond Drug Trafficking

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Harvard’s winter 2012 ReVista magazine focuses on crime and violence primarily in Mexico and Central America. Many of the authors were participants in a Harvard-sponsored working group, bringing together scholars...

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Guest Post: Colombia on the International Stage

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This is a guest post by Sebastian Chaskel and Michael Bustamante. Sebastian Chaskel is a Master in Public Affairs student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International...

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Venezuela’s Capriles Radonski Wins Primary, Looks toward October Election

Venezuela Venezuela’s Capriles Radonski Wins Primary, Looks toward October Election

Things are heating up in the two presidential races facing Latin America this year. On the heels of Josefina Vázquez Mota’s victory in the PAN party primary last week, on Sunday...

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Guest Post: Ríos Montt Plays a Risky Defense Game

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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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Guest Post: Guatemala’s Ex-President Asks About Genocide Trial

General Guatemala Guest Post: Guatemala’s Ex-President Asks About Genocide Trial

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. Last Thursday, former...

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