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The Pulse of Latin American Press Freedom

Friday, September 11, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

While some journalists reporting in Latin America face threats to personal security, others deal with official intimidation in what some warn could roll back hard-won press freedoms. But governments and journalists have also taken steps to ensure greater access to information. ... Read More

Mexico: A Not-So-Distant Neighbor

Saturday, August 1, 2009  |  Houston Chronicle

The Wilson Center’s Andrew Selee writes in the Houston Chronicle on U.S.-Mexican collaboration to combat drug violence and trafficking. “[W]hile stepped-up enforcement on the border is certainly welcome, it can hardly be the primary solution,” he writes. Excerpted from an Americas Quarterly essay. ... Read More

The Americas Reelect: George Washington's Ghost

Monday, July 27, 2009  |  openDemocracy

Writing for openDemocracy, Dartmouth's John M. Carey looks at the Latin American trend of holding referendums to pave the way reelection. "[P]residents themselves tend to lack judgment as to when enough is enough," he writes. Adapted from an essay published in the Summer 2009 Americas Quarterly. ... Read More