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A Look at the Process of Formulating and Implementing Public Policies in Honduras, and Its Key Players
Over a decade ago, the Inter-American Development Bank led an in-depth analysis of eight South American countries that profoundly influenced the understanding of political institutions and the policymaking process in Latin America. In 2018, the Baker Institute’s Latin America Initiative expanded the project to include four additional Central American countries: Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama. These country reports, written in Spanish, are available below. Hace casi una década, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) impulso un análisis sobre ocho países suramericanos que influyó profundamente el entendimiento de instituciones políticas y el proceso de formulación de políticas públicas en América Latina. El Latin America Initiative del Baker Institute amplió el análisis para incluir a cuatro países de Centro América: Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador y Panamá. Estos ensayos forman parte del análisis sobre los países de Centro América.    
Miguel Cálix Martínez, Julio Raudales December 18, 2018
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Capstone Conference Report: Building Pluralistic and Inclusive States Post-Arab Spring
On Sept. 13, 2018, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and George Washington University’s Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) co-hosted the conference “Building Inclusive and Pluralistic States Post-Arab Spring.” The conference was the culmination of a two-year project funded by the Carnegie Corporation and showcased research by leading scholars of the Middle East on political, economic and socio-religious inclusion in Arab states since 2011. This report addresses some of the conference’s key conclusions and policy recommendations for U.S. policymakers concerned with the future stability of the Middle East.
Colton Cox December 18, 2018
Latin America Initiative | Commentary
U.S. shares blame in Central Am. crisis
America's sordid history of intervention in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras has contributed to the region's instability and led to the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. Even if one believes the U.S. owes these countries nothing, the only realistic way to significantly reduce the number of unauthorized Central American immigrants is to improve conditions in their homelands, fellow Mark Jones writes. Houston Chronicle: http://bit.ly/2USS9G0.
Mark P. Jones December 17, 2018
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Center for the U.S. and Mexico | Latin America Initiative | Research Paper
Anatomy of Urban Corruption: A Review of Official Corruption Complaints From a Mexican City
The authors examine a unique and anonymized dataset of complaints about government corruption in an urban Mexico district. The trends they found are transferable to other urban districts across the country and Latin America, they write, and may help anticorruption agencies in Mexico and beyond direct their efforts. https://doi.org/10.25613/cqgc-xv79.
Ana Grajales, Paul Lagunes, Tomas Nazal December 13, 2018