This report is part of a series on Latin American immigrant civic and political participation that looks at eight cities around the United States: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Omaha, NE; Tucson, AZ; and Washington, DC. The reports on each city describe the opportunities and barriers that Latino immigrants face in participating as civic and political actors in cities around the United States.
This essay introduces the concept of the “rebellion” of criminal networks” to explain the current dynamic of and context within which organized crime operates. The author also outlines the changes that have fostered the emergence of local markets for illegal drugs. The essay concludes with ten recommendations.
U.S. Border Patrol Fires at Rock Throwers in Mexico, and Three Have Died-Mexico Institute in the News
The Mexico Institute's Christopher Wilson has been quoted in an article detailing how U.S. Border agents have repeatedly fired across the border at rock-throwing Mexicans in the last two years. Three people have died, including a teenager this week...
Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurría, addressing on international cooperation, identifies financial crisis, global warming, aging, international migration and poverty as the main challenges posed by globalization.
Taking advantage of the once-every-twelve-year phenomenon of simultaneous presidential elections in the United States and Mexico, a binational group of top opinion leaders and policymakers were convened by the Wilson Center and The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands to craft a new agenda for U.S.-Mexico relations. Throughout three days of intensive discussion, a series of fresh ideas and recommendations for a stronger bilateral partnership emerged and now form the contents of this report.