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January 31, 2014

Education
The New GOP Immigration Principles: A Historic Shift

The decision yesterday by House Republicans to release a broad set of principles for immigration reform may or may not lead to successful legislation this year. There are still many political and sub…

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington January 16, 2014 (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters).

February 14, 2013

Education
Update on the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on U.S. Immigration Policy

After the failed attempt to overhaul the U.S. immigration system in 2007, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) sponsored a report by the bipartisan Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy…

June 13, 2012

Education
Obama, Romney, and Immigration: The Indefensible Status Quo

No one expects any congressional action this year, or probably anytime soon after that, to end the enormous waste of the current immigration system. But it is becoming increasingly obvious that the l…

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush shakes hands with then-U.S. Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio in Coral Gables, Florida in November 2010 (Hans Deryk/Courtesy Reuters).

April 11, 2012

Infrastructure
The Infrastructure Mess: Time for Some Small Steps Forward

In the wake of the latest, sadly predictable failure by the Congress to pass a long-term highway funding bill, the Renewing America initiative is releasing today a new Policy Innovation Memo, Encoura…

Gridlock traffic is pictured on highway 395 (Jason Reed/Reuters).

February 1, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Democratic Malaise

During Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, many political pundits voiced their fears that the PRI’s return would bring a resurgence of the country’s less democratic past. According to new polling da…

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September 30, 2011

Defense and Security
Reads of the Week: Debating COIN in Mexico and Dealing with Violence in Central America

At least 27 people were found dead in the Guatemalan village near the border with Mexico last May. Police look at a message written with a victim's blood, which reads: ‘What’s up, Otto Salguero,…

Reads of the Week: Debating COIN in Mexico and Dealing with Violence in Central America

January 24, 2012

Human Rights
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 so much as a public arr…

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September 12, 2011

Economics
How Guatemala’s New Government Should Take on the Security Challenge

A man holds a symbol of the Patriot Party during a political rally in Solola (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters). Front-runner Otto Pérez Molina won 36% of the vote in first round of Guatemala’s presiden…

A man holds a symbol of the Patriot Party during a political rally in Solola (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).

June 28, 2011

Americas
Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs

Supporter of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia holds a banner during a rally (Courtesy Reuters). The U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group convened in DC a couple of weeks ago, an annual …

Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs

November 5, 2014

United States
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: CFR Symposium

I’ve been blogging this week on great resources on the Cold War to mark Sunday’s twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Yesterday, CFR brought together several Cold War experts to d…

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