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Read the article North America is the key to Central America.

North America is the key to Central America

By: Matthew Rooney
As part of an ongoing series from the Wilson Center, the Bush Institute's Matthew Rooney shares how linking USMCA with CAFTA will contribute greatly to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty, rampant crime, and institutional weakness in Central America.
Read the article Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Julissa Carielo.
Oct 12, 2021

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Julissa Carielo

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we spoke with PLS Class of 2018’s Julissa Carielo, Founder of the Maestro Entrepreneur Center and Dream On Group in San Antonio, TX, about her Mexican heritage, her personal leadership project at the Maestro Entrepreneurship Center, and how the two intersect.
Read the article Don’t Forget About Border Infrastructure.
Aug 24, 2021

Don’t Forget About Border Infrastructure

By: Kristin Kent Spanos
Investing in land ports of entry is an important and necessary step to maintain the global competitiveness of North America. However, we need more effective planning and financing for land ports of entry and to operate them more effectively to sustain and grow our competitiveness over the long term.
Read the article Immigration and Border Security -- Sec. Michael Chertoff.
Jun 21, 2021

Immigration and Border Security -- Sec. Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group, discusses the U.S.-Mexico border and what it will take to address immigration reform that also tackles border security.

Read the article What’s Happening at the U.S.-Mexico Border?.
Mar 11, 2021

What’s Happening at the U.S.-Mexico Border?

By: Laura Collins
Thousands of Central American migrant children fleeing poverty and violence are in detention facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The headline-making surge once again spotlights the debate on how the United States handles holding immigrant children and the facilities they are detained in.
Read the article North American Competitiveness in the World: George W. Bush Institute Recommendations for The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Competitiveness Committee.
Feb 23, 2021

North American Competitiveness in the World: George W. Bush Institute Recommendations for The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Competitiveness Committee

By: Matthew Rooney
The George W. Bush Institute – SMU Economic Growth Initiative convened a broad and diverse group of North American experts to discuss how the new North American Competitiveness Committee created in USMCA’s Chapter 26 can prioritize its agenda and work with stakeholders to ensure our workers and producers benefit fully from the agreement while strengthening the region’s competitiveness.

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