The United States can help strengthen Mexico’s rule of law and reduce gun trafficking across its southern border; doing so would increase Mexico’s economic competitiveness and benefit U.S. interests.
Besides being morally reprehensible, separating families at the border will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration’s approach to the U.S.-Mexico relationship has left water allocations in limbo for 35 million Americans living in the West.
No country affects the United States more on a daily basis than Mexico; to advance core U.S. national interests, the bilateral relationship must be guided not by nativism and nationalism but by cooperation.
The next administration should advance U.S. economic and security interests by embracing the Americas, not by attempting to wall the United States off from its most important partners and neighbors.
Varying reactions to Castro’s death offer a somber reminder that oppression and opportunity, often coded by ethnicity and race, are not always clear-cut diametric opposites.
Children and families face extreme violence and poverty in the Northern Triangle of Central America, as evidenced by this round-up of stories reported by the press and nongovernmental organizations.
An international body based in Guatemala has made major progress against entrenched corruption in the country, achieving what few thought was possible. This report examines the factors behind that success and whether they can be replicated in other places that graft plagues.
Over the medium and long term, the United States and its partners must protect asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle and tackle the root causes of violence and structural poverty.
In the short term, the United States must protect Central American asylum seekers.
A new generation of progressive leadership is emerging in Europe and North America that is rising to the challenge of inclusive prosperity, climate change, and need for institutional reform.
Until appropriate procedural safeguards can be put in place, the Obama administration should halt the raids and ensure due process for Central American refugees.
Colombia’s journey from near state failure to the brink of historic peace with assistance from the United States opens the way to a stronger U.S.-Colombia partnership.
All asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection.
Despite obstacles, President Obama can close Guantanamo before he leaves office.