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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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.

A Few Bad Apples…Or a Rotten System?

David Bacon's book 'Illegal People' illustrates how U.S. employers deal with undocumented workers as part of a strategy for competition and profits in the age of globalization.

Flooding the Future

Gigantic dams have returned to Latin America, reports columnist Laura Carlsen, and they're just as destructive as the old ones.
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