Mexico News

Latin American Program in the News: "Narcotráfico y el daño en el corredor"

Jun 11, 2014
Former Latin American Program Fellow Steven S. Dudley's contribution to the Latin American Program's report "Organized Crime in Central America: The Northern Triangle" is referenced in this article about the effects of drug trafficking in transit countries through which drugs are smuggled from producer to consumer countries. This article is in Spanish.

Education Authority is too far from the Classroom

Jun 02, 2014
Educational authorities are currently too far removed from the classroom. There is no precise methodology to supervise what goes on inside the classroom of the more than 273,000 schools every day, and the administrative protocols manage poorly the flow of the information back to Mexico City.

The North American Development Bank: After 20 Years, Time to Expand

May 22, 2014
After twenty years of success, why wouldn't we want the Bank to do more? Christoper Wilson reflects on the past and future of the NADBank and BECC and how an expanded role could increase exports, create jobs, and spur regional competition.

What Does Kerry Need From His First Mexico Trip? Momentum

May 22, 2014
Despite so many domestic politics mixed into this meeting, international relationship is key, write Christopher Wilson and Duncan Wood on Kerry's first trip to Mexico.

Water: Gradual Attention? - The Expert Take

May 13, 2014
Water issues in Mexico are one of the most serious for the present and future of the country; however, they do not seem to have a prominent place in the public policy agenda. We can identify three trends from this complex problem. First, the poor distribution and allocation of resources in part due to excess and waste, and in part due to shortages. Second, water pollution. Third, our water culture.
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Mexico’s Struggles With Violence: Is There an End in Sight?

Apr 16, 2014
In light of recent desperate measures taken by vigilantes and armed self-defense groups in rural Mexico, a new book, Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, provides timely analysis of constructive responses from Mexican society to fight crime and violence. Here is what the authors had to say.

New Education Policy in Mexico: Bring in the Parents

Apr 08, 2014
There is no single stakeholder more vested in a child’s education than his or her own parents. There has never been and there will never be someone to champion children’s futures more so than their own mothers and fathers. This premise is key to understanding the value of institutionalizing the role of parents in the education system in Mexico, and its impact on education policy .

Latin American Program in the News: "Vast Web Hides Mexican Drug Profits in Plain Sight, U.S. Authorities Say"

Mar 27, 2014
This article about efforts to combat Sinaloa Cartel money laundering quotes Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson.

Latin American Program in the News: The Tragedy of Immigrant Children - Travelling Alone

Mar 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson was interviewed about children and organized crime in Central America.

Latin American Program in the News: El Chapo Is Down, But the Drugs Keep Coming

Feb 27, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson co-authored this op-ed on the effects of the arrest of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.

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