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April 3, 2017

Americas
International Pressure on the Maduro Regime

The Venezuelan constitutional chamber’s decision last week to dissolve the National Assembly has made it abundantly clear that Maduro’s Venezuela is an authoritarian regime. The judiciary is at the b…

June 8, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Midterm Elections

Yesterday, Mexicans headed to the polls to vote for 500 federal deputies, 17 state legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. Corruption and security dominated many local discussions. And b…

January 19, 2015

Iran
Argentina and Iran: The Strange Death of Alberto Nisman

Today in Buenos Aires, Alberto Nisman was found dead. Who was he and why does it matter? Nisman was the official charged with investigating the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos…

December 20, 2011

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

  Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt leaves the public prosecutor’s office in Guatemala City (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).   This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a res…

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

July 25, 2011

Defense and Security
Evaluating Mexico’s “New Security Model”

Genaro Garcia Luna, the Secretary of Public Security (SSP) and head of this new force has just released a new book, Para Entender: El Nuevo Modelo de Seguridad to explain Mexico’s “New Security Model…

Mexico’s President Calderon and Secretary of Public Security Luna attend an award presentation to federal police in Mexico City (Daniel Aguilar/Courtesy Reuters).

May 31, 2011

Economics
Mexico’s Corrosive Corruption

Mexico City traffic police inspect driving documents (Daniel Aguilar / Courtesy Reuters). Nearing Mexico City’s airport on my way to Oaxaca with my husband and brother-in-law a few years back, we ha…

Mexico City traffic police inspect driving documents (Daniel Aguilar / Courtesy Reuters).

August 16, 2011

Politics and Government
2011: The Year that Mexico Opens its Economy?

Mexico's stock exchange employees work at their desks in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters). It is becoming increasingly possible that 2011 will be the year that Mexico truly began open…

Mexico’s stock exchange employees work at their desks in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters).

April 22, 2011

Immigration and Migration
The Way Mexicans View the World

Fireworks over Mexico City's Zocalo during its bicentennial anniversary of independence in September 2010 (Daniel Aguilar/Courtesy Reuters). Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica…

Fireworks over Mexico City’s Zocalo during its bicentennial anniversary of independence in September 2010 (Courtesy Daniel Aguilar/Reuters).

April 27, 2016

Turkey
What to Do About Turkey

Experts assess Turkey's relations with its neighbors, as well as its handling of the migrant crisis, and offer U.S. policy options moving forward.

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November 28, 2012

Heads of State and Government
Media Conference Call: Jorge Castañeda and Shannon O'Neil on Nieto and U.S.-Mexico Relations

Listen to CFR Senior Fellow Shannon K. O'Neil and former foreign minister of Mexico Jorge G. Castañeda discuss President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and the future of U.S.-Mexico relations. In an op-ed…