Laura Carlsen

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Laura Carlsen

Foreign Policy In Focus columnist Laura Carlsen is director of the Americas Program for the Center for International Policy in Mexico City.

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Mexico’s State of Impunity

The killing of two human rights activists in Mexico is only the most recent example of Mexico's slide into lawlessness. The Mexican government, columnist Laura Carlsen argues, is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Murder Capital of the World

Mexico's drug war is a failure. Ciudad Juarez, Laura Carlsen points out, is the epicenter of this failure.

Mexico’s Union Bust Reveals Flaws in NAFTA

The long-term effects of allowing the economic crisis to erode labor rights and further impoverish an already-stricken nation will only lead to instability throughout the region.
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