April 04, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:15am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to a discussion with Mexico’s Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Alfonso Navarrete Prida. In November of 2012, Mexico’s congress approved a new labor law that fundamentally alters Mexico’s labor markets, making them much more flexible than before.
March 27, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:30pm
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego’s Justice in Mexico Project are pleased to invite you to the launch of the book, Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, a new publication produced jointly by the Mexico Institute and the Justice in Mexico Project.
Josefina Vázquez Mota: Book Presentation of The Dream that United the Border (El sueño que unió la frontera)
March 04, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute hosted a presentation of a book by Josefina Vázquez Mota, El sueño que unió la frontera: Mexicanos que triunfan en Estados Unidos (The Dream that United the Border: Mexicans who Triumph in United States).
February 26, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the presentation of a new book by Guillermo Valdés Castellanos, The History of Drug Trafficking in Mexico (La historia del narcotráfico en Mexico). Mr. Valdés will present an inventory of the people involved in drug trafficking organizations and the mechanisms they have employed to build their networks.
February 25, 2014 // 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Over the past few months, Mexico’s PAN party has emerged as the pivotal ally for President Enrique Peña Nieto’s PRI government. In December 2013 it was the PAN which supported the government’s constitutional reform of the energy sector. The leader of the PAN, Gustavo Madero, was instrumental in not only achieving that consensus, but in shaping the legislation itself.
February 25, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion of the region's recent gains in reducing poverty and inequality.
February 18, 2014 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will host President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the North American Leaders Summit on February 19. On the eve of the summit, the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and Canada Institute will host a discussion of the key issues facing the region.
February 14, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Wilson Center experts preview the upcoming trilateral North American Leaders Summit taking place in Toluca, Mexico on February 19th, 2014.
February 05, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Wednesday, February 5, the Canada Institute hosted a discussion on the risks, challenges, and rewards of implementing a robust entry-exit system throughout North America.Comprehensive entry-exit tracking for non-citizens entering and leaving the United States has proven elusive. While non-citizens who enter the United States go through a variety of controls, little has been done to track non-citizens when they leave the country. Canada and the United States began working together recently to close the loop by counting entry into one country as an exit from the other. New legislation in Congress is being considered to add mandatory exit controls at all ports of entry.
January 31, 2014 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
As Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto begins his second year in office, the country is facing rising security concerns brought about by armed vigilantes in the southwest state of Michoacán. These groups are increasingly militarized to the point they are willing to engage in gun battles with organized crime for control of cities. While the government has agreed to work with them in a limited capacity, it is unclear what their role will be, or how they fit into Mexico’s fight against organized crime.