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.


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…

Mexico’s Human Rights and Governance Challenges in the AMLO Era

February 12, 2019 | 12:15 pm | SRH 1.208 (Benson Conference Room)

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the Strauss Center and the Mexico Center of LLILAS Benson presented a talk on “Mexico’s Human Rights and Governance Challenges in the AMLO Era.” Andrés Manuel López Obrador arrived in office…

Mexico’s Political Earthquake

September 28, 2018 | 9:00 am | Santa Rita Room, Texas Union Building (UNB) 3.502

On Friday, September 28, the Strauss Center co-sponsored a conference on “Mexico’s Political Earthquake: The 2018 Elections, Democracy, and Binational Relations” and assessing the results and implications of the 2018 presidential election in Mexico in…