Dec 19, 2013
Cartel thugs have become increasingly savvy with social media: posting photographs and videos of themselves decapitating victims with chainsaws and machetes; wielding gold-plated assault weapons; pouting in sexy poses; and warning civilians not to snitch on them.
Dec 16, 2013
The Mexico Institute has partnered with Forbes.com, and will post directly to the Forbes website as a trusted contributor. In this piece, Director Duncan Wood predicts that 2014 will bring changes to the energy industry in the form of a radically different oil and gas sector in Mexico, one that is ripe with opportunity.
Latin American Program in the News: Is World's Most Powerful Drug Kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Hiding in Honduras?
Nov 22, 2013
Eric Olson, LAP Associate Director, comments to Forbes on recent speculations that Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman might have left Mexico and be hiding out in Honduras.
Nov 21, 2013
The Mexico Institute recently convened a high-level discussion with a number of U.S. and Mexican stakeholders to discuss opportunities for developing innovation policies in Mexico.
Latin American Program in the News: World's Most Powerful Drug Dealer Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Makes A Mockery Of U.S. Law Enforcement
Nov 20, 2013
In an interview with Forbes.com, Eric Olson discusses the recent discovery of yet another 'super tunnel' from Mexico into the United States and what it means regarding the evolution of cartels in Mexico.
Latin American Program in the News: OAS Secretary General Participates in Presentation of UNDP Report on Citizen Security
Nov 14, 2013
LAP Director Cyndi Arnson participated in a presentation of a UNDP report on citizen security. She commented on the strength of government institutions in Latin America and the need for judicial reform.
Nov 14, 2013
Wilson Center scholar Lucía Dammert authors an opinion piece for Informe Regional de Desarrollo Humano about the criminal phenomenon in Latin America, and how the daily lives of Latin Americans are impacted by ineffectual government and a rising crime rate. She discusses the need for political change in order to achieve citizen security in the region. This article is in Spanish.
Nov 12, 2013
The Border Research Partnership is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Awards for U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Cooperation and Innovation, which highlight local and state level collaboration between Mexico and the United States.
Latin American Program in the News: Reforma hacendaria es una oportunidad perdida por autoridades, señala analista
Oct 31, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson is interviewed by Terra.mx regarding her views on the missed opportunities for big taxation changes in Mexico after the new administration took office. She discusses the lack of political will for important changes and discusses the more modest reforms that occured instead. This article is in Spanish.
Oct 16, 2013
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood discusses the viability for a successful political reform in Mexico. As the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto nears the end of it's first year, the reform agenda laid out thus far has the potential for far reaching implications for the strength and progress of Mexico's democracy.