Reflecting on Esquipulas at 25 While Undoing a Grave Injustice to Vinicio Cerezo
In remembering the Esquipulas II Accords, signed 25 years ago in Guatemala City, then-Guatemalan President Vinicio Cerezo must be recognized for his integral role in initiating the Central American peace process. For his efforts in bringing together the regional leaders at Esquipulas, the argument can be made that Cerezo and then-Costa Rican President Oscar Arias deserved to share the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize.
This report was prepared by Larry Birns, Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and Research Associate Eric Stadius.
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Going Viral: Increasing AIDS Resources Across the Border<
Since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) in 1994, Mexico has seen an increase in HIV positive cases, specifically linked to post-NAFTA migration patterns. However, healthcare resources are limited to tackle this growing problem. In the next 15 to 20 years, both Mexico and the U.S. will need to increase healthcare options for Mexican migrant workers in order to ensure the health of citizens on both sides of the border.
This report was prepared by Catie Duckworth, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs
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COHA in the News: Cyber Security Issues and Latin America
COHA Research Fellow W. Alex Sanchez has recently published a number of articles on the rise of cyber-security affairs in Latin America.
Cyber Arms Deals And Latin America In The Post-Stuxnet World”, published by Forbes.com can be found here.
Hacking Freedom of Expression in Chavez’s Venezuela and Latin America”, can be found here