Recent News from Our Grantees
A new brochure developed by the Environmental Law Intitute and CEMDA, it's partner in Mexico, is intended to help educate legislators at the national, state and municipal levels to understand the 2012 constitutional reforms that guarantee the right to water. Together they will assist state and municipal governments, who are responsible for crafting appropriate legislation to fulfill this promise at the local level, in the months to come.
The Migration Policy Institute in cooperation with the Wilson Center (also a Tinker grantee) has released it long awaited final report "Thinking Regionally to Compete Globally: Leveraging Migration and Human Capital in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America."
The Inter-American Dialogue this month has launched a new clearinghouse to provide a comprehensive, searchable database of the latest analysis and reports covering the most urgent issues related to the violence in Central America, including organized crime, gangs, criminal justice and citizen security. The site is intended as a place for ideas, debate and collaboration to support successful policymaking, research and cooperation.
The International Crisis Group presented its first report on Mexico to a large audience of policymakers, journalists, and civil society in March 2013.
The Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica is an unrestricted award of $100,000 USD presented to an individual in the fields of Antarctic science or policy who has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica. Nominations for the award will be received until May 23.
Event announcement: February 12, 2013 // 9:00 - 10:30 am
An expert panel at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will discuss the current state of police reform in Mexico, issues that the Peña Nieto government must address to create strong and accountable federal security forces, and ways the United States might support these efforts. A live Webcast of the event will also be available.
After reading Seymour Hersh's investigative reports on the torture and abuse perpetrated on prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Fernando Botero was inspired to create some intensely grotesque drawings and paintings – in what would become a series of 56 works – that would make visible the invisible pain and humiliation of those prisoners.
The Latin America Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt University has recently released a report that evaluates the effects of skin color on educational attainment. The findings reveal that the negative effects on educational opportunities of having darker skin aren't merely the legacy of historical inequality, but reinforced by continued present-day discrimination.
Recently published case studies on efforts to improve access to financial services for people in the poorest communities in Brazil and Mexico highlight the effectiveness and sustainablity of certain practices and offer recommendations to policy makers and donors.
Mike McDonald explores the implications of the recent elections in Guatemala and Nicaragua in the latest issue of Americas Quarterly.