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, articles, and codebooks intended for use by researchers, policymakers, and the public.


The Real Border Emergency: National Security and Challenges along the Border

April 10, 2019 | 12:15 pm | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Strauss Center presented Ben Rohrbaugh, a partner at consulting firm BorderWorks. Rohrbaugh was the Border Security Director in the White House National Security Council in 2014 when flows of unaccompanied Central…

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…