Beyond the Border

Beyond the Border is a joint project of Lawfare and the Mexico Security Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin's Strauss Center. The column focuses on the complex array of security challenges that have wracked Mexico in recent years, with occasional coverage of similar challenges in Central America. Its principal author is Stephanie Leutert, the inaugural Mexico Security Initiative Fellow. 

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The Lawfare Podcast: Stephanie Leutert on Violence in Mexico and Central America

Stephanie Leutert, the Mexico Security Initiative Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of Lawfare's Beyond the Border series, joined Benjamin Wittes on this week's podcast to talk about the epidemic of violence plaguing Mexico and Central America.

Beyond the Border

Interview: Preventing Gang Violence in Central America

This past year, Congress allocated $750 million to Central America for the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle, one of the many approaches for tackling the region’s security crisis and subsequent migration crisis. To get a sense of what this money could look like on the ground, I spoke with Enrique Roig, the former Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) coordinator at USAID from 2010 to 2015 and current Director of the Citizen Security Practice at Creative Associates International.

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