Starting today, at the end of each week I will post a weekly roundup of articles, reports and other analyses on developments in Latin America and U.S. relations in the region that I have found particularly interesting. Please feel free to add your takes on these “reads of the week” in the comments section!
- Good summary by my CFR colleague Ted Alden and co-author Bryan Roberts of what we know, what we don’t know, and what we need to know to develop a better U.S. border policy.
- Interesting analysis on how drug cartels evolve, and the role Calderón’s security strategy has played in accelerating this process.
- At the Central American Security Conference (SICA), Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s calls on Central America’s elites to step up their contributions to the region-wide fight against violence.
- Article illuminates why high growth and voter discontent co-exist in Peru.