Central America Archive

Americas, Caribbean, Central America, Human Rights, Interviews, North America, Politics, Security, South America

A Lifetime of Service: An Interview with General James T. Hill

What was your path within the US military? I spent 36 years in uniform in the US Army. When I retired, I was the...
Africa, Americas, Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Middle East, Perspectives, Politics, South America, Western Europe

Liberalization and Democratization: How the World Can Modernize

This article was originally published in the Summer 1992 issue of the Harvard International Review. During the past twenty years, two great tidal waves...
Chinese stock market crash. “faiblesse mondial” by Hmitchou. CC BY­SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(2) Winter 2016, Asia, Central America, East Asia, Economics, Global Notebook, South America

Ripple Effects of China’s Slowdown on Latin America

All eyes have been on China over the past few months as economic growth trends have slowly slipped, triggering widespread concern among investors worldwide....
Automobile assembly line in manufacturing plant. "Geely assembly line" by Siyuwj CC BYSA
2.0, accessed
via Wikimedia Commons.
37(1) Fall 2015, Americas, Central America, Economics, Education, North America, Science & Technology, World in Review

Foot on the Gas: Behind the Mexican Auto Boom

For nearly ten years now, Mexico has been depicted as a place of anarchy in international media outlets. Headlines highlight insecurity stemming from drug...
Girl Up visits Guatemala to learn more about programs that help adolescent girls receive an education, see a doctor, and stay safe from violence. April 18, 2013. (INSIDER IMAGES/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)
Africa, Central America, Education, Human Rights, North America, Perspectives

A Wave of Change: For Girls

Girls are having their moment in the spotlight. From Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, to the Always #LikeAGirl Super Bowl ad last year,...
37(1) Fall 2015, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Economics, Health, Human Rights, Interviews, Middle East, South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia

The MDGs’ Fight to Combat Malaria: Reflections of Special Envoy Ray Chambers

Since your appointment as special envoy for Malaria, over US$4 billion has been raised to combat the disease. To what do you attribute that...
"Drug War in Mexico" By Diego Fernández (autor original) / vendida con "copyright compartido" a la Agencia de Fotografía AP México (autor secundario) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
36(4) Summer 2015, Americas, Central America, Current Feature, Economics, Features

Winding Down the War on Drugs: Reevaluating Global Drug Policy

Any discussion about transnational organized crime almost inevitably includes the trade in illicit drugs. A 2011 analysis by the United Nations Office on Drugs...
"William Brownfield" By United States Department of State. Photographer not specified. (United States Embassy in Bogotá, Ambassador [1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
36(4) Summer 2015, Central America, Current Feature, Economics, Features, Interviews, North America, Politics, South America

Crafting US Policy on Drug Trafficking: An Interview with William Brownfield

What are the biggest issues your office is facing today? If you had asked me this question twenty years ago, I would undoubtedly have...
1 - REGION [select at least one], 2 - ARTICLE TYPE [select one], 3 - TOPIC [select at least one], 36(4) Summer 2015, Americas, Analysis, Caribbean, Central America, Economics, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Politics, South America

Cracking Cuba Open: The New Frontier of US-Cuban Relations

Sapphire waves cascade against the white, sandy shores as the sun illuminates towering palm trees. Beach-goers of a wide variety of tones and colors...
"Costa Rica Playa Tamarindo and Rivermouth 2007 Aerial Photograph" By Tamarindowiki, CC BY­SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(4) Summer 2015, Americas, Analysis, Central America, Economics, Education, Environment, Global Notebook, Politics

The Curious Case of Costa Rica: Can an Outlier Sustain its Success?

                        In many respects, Costa Rica has been Latin America’s success story in...