Cuellar interviewed in The Border Chronicle

The CAFTA Template: Understanding Central American Migration in a Time of Dispossession, Repression, and Environmental Crisis

Given the quantity of media discussion there is around Central American migration to the United States, it is striking how little the Central American Free Trade Agreement has been discussed. Luckily today we have the expertise of Jorge Cuellar, Assistant Professor of Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College, who explains just how important it is that we understand CAFTA and how this "sacred policy" has become a template for fomenting displacement and creating a structural "sandbox" for national and transnational impunity and corruption in the region. As Cuellar discusses, the United States far from addressing the "root causes" to migration, as has been the stated goal of the Biden/Harris administration, is much more implicated as a fundamental reason behind them."