Mexico News

Americans Shot in Mexico Were C.I.A. Operatives Aiding in Drug War

Aug 29, 2012
The two Americans who were wounded when gunmen fired on an American Embassy vehicle last week were Central Intelligence Agency employees sent as part of a multiagency effort to bolster Mexican efforts to fight drug traffickers, officials said on Tuesday...The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: U.S. and Mexican border mayors meet in San Diego

Aug 27, 2012
A group of border mayors who met in San Diego on Friday called for nontraditional financing, including public-private partnerships, to build badly needed border crossings in the face of limited federal funding. The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.

Latin American Program in the News: As Central America heads towards lawlessness a new drug strategy is needed

Aug 02, 2012
The growing drug problem has brought increased attention to Central America. A change in U.S. policy is necessary to help the region, and with such change there is potential to reduce the problem.

Mexico Institute in the News: Nombres y apellidos en Rapido y Furioso

Aug 02, 2012
Program Asssociate Christopher Wilson was interviewed by MSN Latino about the new report released by Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley on the botched anti-weapons trafficking operation, Fast and Furious. Both interviews were conducted in Spanish.

Mexico Institute in the News: Researchers Call for New Tactics in Drug Abuse Fight

Aug 02, 2012
Current U.S. drug policy is proving insufficient in shrinking the damage caused by drug abuse, but promising alternative approaches could lead to improved results, according to an article in the summer 2012 edition of Issues in Science and Technology.

Mexico Institute in the News: Commerce with Mexico leads to employment in U.S. [in Spanish]

Aug 01, 2012
More than 6 million jobs in the US depend on trade with Mexico...The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson comments. The article is in Spanish.

Negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Jul 24, 2012
The only major current trade negotiation that the U.S. is engaged in at this time is the negotiation for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement with eight other nations in Asia and the Americas.

Mexico Institute in the News: Elections results protests are shrinking in Mexico — here’s why

Jul 24, 2012
The second weekend of July, only 4,000 people attended a protest that was mostly spontaneous, and this weekend, a marcha that was organized by the #YoSoy132 student movement [and other social groups] and promoted as part of a new strategy to “resist” the “imposition” of PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, only garnered some 30,000 people. Does this mean that the #YoSoy132 student movement and the rest of the “anti-imposition” crowd is losing support?.. The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Mexico Institute in the News: Latino Leaders Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy Recommendations

Jul 23, 2012
The Co-Chairmen of the Latino Leadership Task Force say it’s in U.S. economic and security interests to place greater focus and forge more partnerships with Latin American countries.Their remarks came during the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute & the Pacific Council on International Policy panel discussion Monday on how to change U.S. policy to address the region’s growth.

Mexico Institute in the News: U.S., Mexico ties examined at Sunnylands Estate

Jul 12, 2012
A private, three-day retreat for top U.S. and Mexican dignitaries held at the Sunnylands Estate in March has led to new proposals to improve relations between the neighboring countries. The new Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands released those recommendations Wednesday in a report with the Washington, D.C.-based Wilson Center.

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