Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues

Top CAMPI issues

  • Transit migration through Mexico, particularly related to Central American violence and insecurity.
  • Policy responses to asylum seekers and human smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Rule of law, human rights, and violence in Mexico and Central America.
  • Civilian oversight of the military in Mexico and across Latin America.


The CAMPI program publishes research briefs, reports, and codebooks intended for use by researchers, policymakers, and the public.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection: An Update from the Field

March 5, 2020 | 12:15 PM | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On Thursday, March 5, 2020 the Strauss Center welcomed Astrid Dominguez, Director of the ACLU Border Rights Center. This Brumley talk focused on Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the largest law enforcement agency in the…

An Informal Conversation with Brian Winter

April 18, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | SRH 3.214

On Thursday, April 18, the Strauss Center welcomes Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and a UT Austin alum, who will be on campus to host an informal chat with students and faculty about Latin…

Anti-Corruption in Mexico: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 28, 2019 | 12:15 pm | SAC 3.112 Balcony Room B

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Strauss Center was pleased to present Eduardo Bohórquez, the executive director of Transparency International’s Mexico office, for a talk on “Anti-corruption in Mexico: The Good, the Bad, and the…