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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.

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 »

Mexican Teachers Set to Strike On First Day of School Over Neoliberal Education Reform

By Laura Carlsen

Aug-17-2016 | Interview

Over a dozen teachers and their supporters have been killed by state violence since June, and the teachers say they are being threatened with further violence. Now joining us to discuss this again is Laura Carlsen... Read More »

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Laura Carlsen, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft July 13, 2016

By Laura Carlsen

Jul-13-2016 | Interview

The war against environmentalists and the indigenous people of Honduras continues. Last week, the body of Lesbia Yaneth Urquía was discovered in a garbage dump... Read More »

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