Last month, our Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum (ALPAF) explored access to health services for at-risk Latino youth. In an April 12 segment, The Kojo Nnamdi Show featured several ALPAF panelists for a discussion that highlighted the unique challenges facing Latino youth when accessing health care that isn't always culturally-competent. Check out the segment: "For Latino Youth, Health Is About Much More Than Just Health Care"
As a part of a multi-year initiative evaluating the transnational criminal capacity of the MS13 gang, CLALS and InSight Crime have released a report on "MS13 in the Americas: How the World's Most Notorious Gang Defies Logic, Resists Destruction." With funding from the National Institute of Justice, the report synthesizes findings from three years of investigative field work and interviews in El Salvador, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Long Island. To download the full report, please click here.
With a grant awarded from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), CLALS launched a new two-year project intended to provide a detailed snapshot of the scale and operation of these two clandestine industries in Latin America, including their increasing impact on vulnerable or endangered species and the role of criminal organizations in both industries.