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Mexico Institute in the News: Like U.S., Mexico faces contentious presidential election

Jan 25, 2012
The main issues for presidential candidates to focus on in Mexico right now include increasing income and decreasing violence.

Obama to Brazil: send us your affluent, money-spending masses

Jan 19, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil's growing growing purchasing power abroad.

Call for Nominations: 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Jan 17, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes nominations for the 2012 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award.

Taiwan to Hold Pivotal Elections on January 14

Jan 17, 2012
A commentary on the January 14 elections in Taiwan by East Asia Program Associate Bryce Wakefield.

Statement on Nabeel Rajab by Jane Harman, Director, CEO & President, The Woodrow Wilson Center

Jan 10, 2012
In response to the escalating tensions in the Bahraini capital Manama, and following the State Department's statement of concern regarding the violence in the city, Wilson Center President and CEO Jane Harman issued the following statement.

A high-flyer now flags

Jan 10, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil developing economic trends.

The U.S. Department of State issues a statement regarding the recent violence in Bahrain

Jan 10, 2012
The State Department issued a statement on behalf of Nabeel Rajab, 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award recipient and leading Bahraini human rights activist who was beaten by government forces in the capital of Manama last week.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s Election Draws Eyes From Across Border

Jan 08, 2012
Politicians and economists in Texas observe presidential race in Mexico to how their relations may change with a new President.

Mexico Institute In the News: "The importance of Mexico's elections"

Jan 03, 2012
Mexicans will go to the polls to choose a new president, new senators and federal deputies - and if opinion polls are to be believed, possibly a new governing party. A major election issue is the country's crackdown against organised crime which is now in its sixth year. It has caused violence to flare in states that are on the drug route to the US and more than 50,000 people have been killed since 2006.

2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Awardee Nabeel Rajab is featured in Foreign Policy

Dec 07, 2011
Rajab sat down on Dec. 4 for an exclusive interview with The Cable. His main message was that the Obama administration's defense of the Bahraini government, including a new push to sell it more weapons, is sowing seeds of distrust and resentment of the United States among the Bahraini people. He urged the Obama administration to use its influence in Bahrain to press the regime for improvements on human rights.

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