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June 30, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Economic Divide

Mexico’s national GDP numbers remain lackluster. In 2014, the country grew 2.1 percent, and forecasts for 2015 predict a modest 3 percent increase. Yet these numbers mask the great diversity within a…

April 22, 2015

Cuba
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…

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)

November 24, 2014

Mexico
Taking on Mexico’s Corruption

Nearly two months ago, forty-three student teachers were murdered in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. It was later discovered that the city’s corrupt mayor had had the students arrested and then turned over…

February 8, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Is Insulting the President a Crime: Ramallah This Time

On January 23, I did a blog post here noting that in his short time in power Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi had 24 times had people jailed for the "crime" of "insulting the president." My comment t…

February 14, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Murder Rate Plateaus

Last week the Trans-Border Institute’s Justice in Mexico Project released their fourth special report on drug violence in Mexico. These reports (see the 2010, 2011, and 2012 ones too) provide some of…

TransBorderReport - LAM

August 28, 2008

United States
International Press Assess U.S. Presidential Race

CFR.org interviews representatives of the foreign press corps at the Democratic National Convention about what issues appeal to their home audiences.

March 16, 2012

Americas
Organized Crime Beyond Drug Trafficking

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 toge…

A person walks past a glass door damaged by bullets at the police headquarters where Marisol Valles Garcia used to work in Praxedis G. Guerrero

April 19, 2018

Global Governance
Global Governance After U.S. Withdrawal

Tamar Gutner and Stewart M. Patrick discuss the current state of global governance and the Trump administration's approach to international organizations and multilateralism, with James M. Lindsay, as part of the 2018 CFR College and University Educators Workshop.

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March 20, 2012

Americas
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 are no reported death…

Mexico Earthquake Image- Latin America's Moment

September 9, 2011

United States
Reads of the Week: Extortion vs. Drug-Trafficking in Mexico, New Reports on U.S. Drug Use and Competitiveness in Latin America

A general view of Sao Paulo, the biggest Latin American city (Paolo Whitaker/Courtesy Reuters). A new piece by Eduardo Guerrero in Nexos looks at the growing problem of extortion in Mexico. Differen…

Reads of the Week: Extortion vs. Drug-Trafficking in Mexico, New Reports on U.S. Drug Use and Competitiveness in Latin America