About the Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by José Antonio Fernández Carbajal and Roger W. Wallace, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.

The Institute maintains an ongoing focus on five key issues in U.S.-Mexico relations:

The Latest from the Mexico Institute

Reflections on Mexico's Southern Border

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Apr 01, 2015
In early March, 2015, a small group of researchers from the Washington-based Wilson Center and from Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas traveled to the southwestern section of the Mexico-Guatemala border to observe developments in migration, various types of illicit trafficking, trade, and border management. In this report, each of the five researchers participating in the visit presents a short reflection based on several of these encounters. more

Youth Incarceration in Mexico

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Apr 01, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates demographics and statistics surrounding incarcerated youth in Mexico. more

Transparency and the Rule of Law Series

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Apr 01, 2015
Perhaps the greatest challenge Mexico is facing is building a genuine Rule of Law. Although some advances have been achieved, the road still looks challenging. With this series, the Mexico Institute seeks to provide arguments and analysis for understanding the problems of transparency and Rule of Law that Mexico is facing. more

Mexico's Prison Reform

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Mar 31, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates prison reform within Mexico's criminal justice system. more

Inmate Experiences in Mexican Prisons

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Mar 31, 2015
In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates inmates' experiences with the criminal justice system in Mexico. more

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