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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The Murdered Women of Juarez

The murder of women and the escalating war on drugs reveal a Mexican system with blood on its hands.

Cancun Agreement Succeeds in Meeting Low Expectations

They did it! After pre-announcing that no major decisions would result from Cancun talks and nearly two weeks of debates and discussions, the army of international climate change negotiators reached an agreement fully in line with the low expectations for it.

Cloistered Climate Talks

The showdown in Cancun is over preventing a market-based approach to global warming.

60 Second Expert: Cancun Talks

There appears to be little hope for meaningful action at the November/December climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico

Worlds Collide at Cancun Climate Talks

Is climate change a business opportunity, columnist Laura Carlsen asks, or a chance to change the way we structure our economies and our lives?

60-Second Expert: Plan Colombia in Mexico?

The only thing surprising about Clinton's horrifying proposal to apply a Colombian model to Mexico is that she said it out loud, reports columnist Laura Carlsen.