Upcoming Dates

09/03/14 to 09/04/14 | Event

The Eighteenth Annual CAF Conference is jointly sponsored by CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, the OAS, and the Inter-American Dialogue.The conference will be a timely forum for debate and discussion of the most important issues and policy choices affecting the hemisphere today.

08/14/14 | Event

A discussion on the political and economic prospects for Venezuela with Javier Corrales, Amherst College, and Michael McCarthy, Johns Hopkins University SAIS.

08/11/14 | Event

Manuel Orozco, International Fund for Agricultural Development, will be presenting an analysis of the root causes of the migration crisis, as well as perceptions and attitudes among the migrant community. He will be joined by...


8/20/14 | News
5 cases of human trafficking under investigation in Costa Rica this year, says Immigration Administration director
Sexual and labor exploitation are the top two drivers of human trafficking in Costa Rica this year, but organ trafficking continues to concern authorities, according to Immigration Administration Director Kathya Rodriguez. The director said officials have opened investigations into five cases of...
8/20/14 | News
Five Children Murdered After They Were Deported Back To Honduras
Between five and ten migrant children have been killed since February after the United States deported them back to Honduras, a morgue director told the Los Angeles Times. Lawmakers have yet to come up with best practices to deal with the waves of unaccompanied children apprehended by Border Patrol...
8/20/14 | News
Over 1,000 Colombia Prison Guards to Go on Strike
At least 1,000 prison guards will go on strike Thursday to protest crowded conditions and lay-offs, and to improve work contracts in Colombia’s prison system.


8/15/14 | Blog
Week in Review - August 15, 2014

Middle East and North Africa

  • U.S. Department of Defense officials announced that Kurdish fighters and U.S. airstrikes had broken the Islamic State’s siege of Mount...
8/14/14 | Blog
Latin America Civil-Military Relations Update - August 14, 2014

Mexico is getting ready to introduce its new gendarmerie police force, Colombia's Congress entered into its third round of debate over military justice reforms, and Nicaragua formalized its community police force . Read these highlights and more below. 


    8/12/14 | Blog
    U.S.-Mexico Border Security: Helping or Hurting Human Smuggling Networks

    As U.S. policy makers debate how much money should be spent on securing the U.S.-Mexico border to address the child migrant crisis, there is increasing evidence that criminal groups are taking...

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