Mexico News

Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope on Mexico’s drug cartels and ongoing violence

Nov 07, 2014
Director Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope discuss the ongoing violence and what Mexico is doing to combat the cartels on CCTV America's The Heat.

Cuando la modernización se topó con la bestialidad en México

Oct 31, 2014
The Latin American Program's Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón co-authors this article on violence in Mexico. This article is in Spanish.

Bloodshed and Resilience in Mexico

Oct 30, 2014
In Mexico, what was once a national security threat has become a local public security problem, but there is not much of an infrastructure in many parts of the country to deal with it, writes Andrew Selee.

Doblemente Indocumentados

Oct 27, 2014
Hay alrededor de seis millones de mexicanos que viven en los Estados Unidos sin documentos, pero dentro de estos hay un grupo de varios cientos de miles, como Pascual y John, que son doblemente indocumentados. Algunos están escritos en el registro civil de su estado pero no tienen copia física del acta de nacimiento, mientras muchos otros simplemente nunca fueron inscritos por el registro civil.

Now Accepting Intern Applications for Spring 2015 Semester

Oct 23, 2014
The Mexico Institute seeks two intern candidates for the Spring of 2015. Applications should be received no later than Friday, November 14, 2014. Please review full guidelines for application instructions. This is a paid internship.

Mexico's Involvement in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Oct 21, 2014
“Peña Nieto’s decision is neither unprecedented, nor does it assume commitments that had not been previously undertaken during the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945.” Check out our latest infographic about Mexico's participation in UN peacekeeping operations.

Mexico in Peacekeeping Operations: A Late and Controversial Decision - The Expert Take

Oct 20, 2014
In a recent intervention at the general debate of the United Nations' General Assembly, President Peña Nieto unveiled a decision that had long been awaited by scholars working on Mexican foreign policy. In a cautious manner...he announced that Mexico would now participate in the United Nations' Peacekeeping Operations.
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What is the reality? - The Expert Take

Sep 26, 2014
With time, the coverage, quality, and timeliness of economic data published in Mexico has changed. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI for its Spanish acronym) does quality work but has paces and delimited periods for technical reasons. Banco de México (the central bank of Mexico) does the same. On the other side, the Ministry of Finance (SHYCP for its acronym in Spanish) has declined in detail and timeliness. In other agencies, the information is published with substantial delays.

Journalism and Security in Mexico

Sep 03, 2014
Since 2008, journalists' rights to write and express their opinions had been seriously limited in Mexico. Mexico is now one of the world's most dangerous and complicated places to practice journalism. Read the latest article by Diana Negroponte, a member of the Mexico Institute's Advisory Board.

Drug Trafficking - How Drugs Get Here

Sep 02, 2014
The Latin American Program's 2012 publication "Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in the Americas: Major Trends in the Twenty-First Century" was referenced in this article about drug trafficking to the United States.

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