May 25, 2017
Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.
November 29, 2017
The U.S. national debt now exceeds $14 trillion, prompting calls for tax reform and spending cuts as President Trump works with Congress on budget plans.
December 8, 2017
A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.
November 3, 2017
President Trump has vowed to pass corporate tax reform in 2017, but Congress must still navigate complex negotiations over how to reduce rates and subsidies, as well as whether to tax profits made ab…
October 26, 2017
Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.
October 17, 2017
President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.
October 4, 2017
More than twenty years after its implementation, the North American Free Trade Agreement continues to spur debate over its impact on economic growth and jobs.
September 13, 2017
Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost Latin America’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.
September 6, 2017
Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government, explains this Backgrounder.
February 21, 2006
As U.S. public opinion increasingly favors stronger immigration controls, the Senate considers a bill that would impose harsh penalties on illegal immigrants. The U.S.-Mexican relationship has suffer…