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Mexico’s Corrupt Governors

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Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states...

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What to Watch in U.S. Drug Policy

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Reading through the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy, it is not all that different from recent years past. Drug use remains a serious issue within the United States, with national...

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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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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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Guest Post: Colombia's Displaced

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This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. The best known...

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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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Mexico's Underground Economy and Illicit Money Outflows

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Yesterday Global Financial Integrity released a new report, “Mexico: Illicit Financial Flows, Macroeconomic Imbalances, and the Underground Economy,” which provides an in-depth look at flows of illicit money from Mexico....

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Plan Colombia’s Lessons for Mexico

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Last week WOLA released the report “A Cautionary Tale: Plan Colombia’s Lessons for U.S. Policy Toward Mexico and Beyond.” The study is a useful reminder of the real differences between...

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Read of the Week: the Uphill Battle Against Money Laundering

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On Tuesday, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a new report on global money laundering, “Estimating Illicit Financial Flows Resulting from Drug Trafficking and Other Transnational Organized...

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Reads of the Week: a New Peruvian President, a New U.S. Security Directive, and Some Old Lessons from Colombia

Colombia Mexico Peru Reads of the Week: a New Peruvian President, a New U.S. Security Directive, and Some Old Lessons from Colombia

As President Ollanta Humala assumes office today, it looks as if he has chosen to emulate Lula rather than Chavez. His cabinet is full of moderates, and some even see it as leaning center-right. While growth is expected to continue at about 6 percent, the new administration will face many challenges, in particular security and the increasing presence of transnational crime, as well as high levels of inequality.

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