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About The Americas Program

With more than 35 years of experience in Latin American news and analysis, the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy in Latin America, human rights and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.

From our office in Mexico City, the Americas Program publishes a steady flow of original research and materials that report and analyze events throughout the hemisphere. The Program also acts as a cyber-hub to link up movements in our eight areas: migration, food sovereignty, drug war, democracy and society, land and territory, social movements, human rights and gender equality.  We take a facts-based look at U.S. foreign policy by examining the on-the-ground impact in human rights, militarization and violence, democracy, gender equality and economic justice. Our network of writers in countries throughout the region also traces the achievements, sethacks and challenges of grassroots movements, as the essential component of real social change.  In our writings, public speaking, media interviews and multimedia production, we seek to increase North-South dialogue, break down stereotypes and help inform and broaden networks.

Learn more about at www.cipamericas.org.

Honduras: the battle to protect women human rights defenders

By Laura Carlsen

Oct-27-2016 | Article

Protection of women human rights defenders must be based on recognizing not only their existence, but also their contribution to creating better societies... Read More »

It was the state: Ayotzinapa's crime scene spreads upward

By Laura Carlsen

Oct-15-2016 | Report

Laura Carlsen reports on This is Hell on developments in the 2014 case of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College... Read More »

Trump's Wall is Tantamount to Act of War: Outrage in Mexico as President Peña Nieto Meets with Trump

By Laura Carlsen

Sep-01-2016 | Interview

On Wednesday, Donald Trump traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who once compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. The Mexican president came under fire for inviting Trump to meet with him in Mexico, a move many critics saw as legitimizing Trump’s positions. We speak to Laura Carlsen, director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy... Read More »

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