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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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.

Trade Agreement Kills Amazon Indians

The U.S.-Peru free trade agreement has led directly to government crackdowns and the deaths of indigenous protestors, reports columnist Laura Carlsen.

Words and Deeds in Trinidad

President Obama charted a new direction for U.S. policy toward Latin America. Now it's time for him — and his allies — to make good on the promise.
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