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Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a three session symposium on Novermber 18, 2009. The symposium brought t…

January 8, 2018

Vietnam
Play Vietnam 'The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam'

Max Boot discusses his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. 

April 22, 2015

Cuba
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Cuba’s Josefina Vidal, director general of the U.S. division at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, left, and Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North American affairs, center, before a meeting with Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade Rodrigo Malmierca at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Ramon Espinosa/Courtesy: Reuters) Gov. Cuomo Visits Cuba, and What Could Be Wrong with That?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Cuba’s Josefina Vidal, director general of the U.S. division at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, left, and Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North Ameri…

September 22, 2017

Mexico
Play Mexico's Secretary of Finance Caso A Conversation With Luis Videgaray Caso

Secretary Videgaray Caso discusses the future of U.S.-Mexican relations and the challenges facing President Peña Nieto's administration. 

December 6, 2010

Defense and Security
UPP/credits: Gabriel Rocha Pacifying Rio's Favelas

I was interviewed by Globo TV’s "Sem Fronteiras" about strategies to fight crime and drug violence across some of Latin America’s largest cities.

January 28, 2011

Americas
AQ courtesy of Buda Mendes.Latin Content.Getty Breaking the Cycle

I published an article with my colleague Dora Beszterczey in the Winter 2011 issue of the Americas Quarterly on the impact of opportunities and jobs lost to insecurity and the disproportionate costs …

October 22, 2007

Mexico
The Famosa "Merida Initiative"

So the long awaited "Plan Mexico" has finally been announced by President Bush. He is asking for $500 million for Mexico in the coming year, and $1.4 billion over the next two years. Smaller amounts …

August 9, 2007

Immigration and Migration
Uncertain Causes and Effects of Declining Remittances

A recent report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) concludes that Mexican migrants are sending back less money or remittances to their home country than in the past. A survey of 900 migrant…

November 12, 2015

United States
Play RTR4RHVN_EC.jpg The Path to Mars

Charles F. Bolden Jr. discusses the future of U.S. space policy.

November 18, 2009

Global
Symposium on Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?

Session One:Organized Crime and Transnational ThreatsDavid Holiday, Program Officer, Latin America Program, Open Society InstituteWilliam F. Wechsler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counte…