Shannon K. O'Neil

Latin America's Moment

O'Neil analyzes developments in Latin America and U.S. relations in the region.

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Calderón’s Visit to Washington

by Shannon K. O'Neil

Calderon Obama visitI published the following CFR expert brief on the U.S.-Mexico summit this week.

The surprise announcement of President Felipe Calderón’s trip to Washington is a chance to right a teetering relationship. On March 2-3, the Mexican president will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and members of the U.S. business community. This trip could prove an important turning point in U.S.-Mexico relations. It will, assuredly, be a defining test of Calderón’s statesmanship.

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Testimony: Next Steps for the Mérida Initiative

by Shannon K. O'Neil

border patrolOn May 27th, in light of  President Obama’s announcement to dispatch 1,200 more National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, I testified at a joint hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism and the Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere on “U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation: Next Steps for the Mérida Initiative.” Read more »