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Laura Carlsen

Laura Carlsen

Laura Carlsen is director of the Americas Policy Program in Mexico City, where she has been an analyst and writer for two decades. She is also a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist.

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Berta Caceres's Murder Trial Will Test Biden's Central America Policy

The Biden administration says it wants to counter the corruption that’s driving displacement. Does that apply to U.S. allies in Honduras?

Laura Carlsen ·


The Organization of American States Is Eroding Faith in Democracy

Under its pro-Trump secretary general, a politicized OAS has botched electoral missions across the hemisphere—and even precipitated a coup.

Laura Carlsen ·


What’s Happening In Bolivia Is a Violent Right-Wing Coup

Progressives need to speak up: Morales made mistakes, but nothing justifies the violent right-wing putsch that followed.

Laura Carlsen ·


Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Are About White Nationalism, Not Trade

There’s nothing “uncontrollable” about people applying for asylum. All the U.S. has to do is meet its obligations under international law.

Laura Carlsen ·


'It Is Not Enough to Simply Oppose US Military Intervention': A Response to WOLA on Venezuela

The Washington Office on Latin America has yet to offer any explanation for why they do not oppose the Trump administration's illegal regime change effort in Venezuela, nor do they recognize the enormous damage that the president and his allies have done and continue to do

Greg Grandin ·


The Organization of American States Shouldn’t Be Run by Regime Change Enthusiasts

Amid crises in Venezuela, migration, and the climate, the Western Hemisphere’s chief regional organization has been hobbled by pro-Trump leadership.

Laura Carlsen ·


An Open Letter to the United States: Stop Interfering in Venezuela's Internal Politics

If the Trump administration and its allies continue to pursue their reckless course in Venezuela, the most likely result will be bloodshed, chaos, and instability.

Noam Chomsky ·


Central American Women Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning

The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial ways of life into cash—for them

Laura Carlsen ·

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