The so-called “Pact for Mexico,” along with the PRI’s likely passage of rule changes this weekend, give Pena Nieto the momentum needed to push for sweeping reforms, said Duncan Wood of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Andrew Selee, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, has been featured in the Mexican newspaper "El Diario de Yucatán". The article covered the recent visit by Genaro García Luna to the Woodrow Wilson Center on January 11th, 2012.
In December of 2013, the Mexican Congress approved a major reform of the energy sector, with the hydrocarbons industry of as one of its focus points. We now await the secondary legislation and implementation that will make or break the reform. As in the case of other major reforms last year in the areas of telecommunications and competition (as well as in the case of the 2008 energy reform) one of the fundamental points of discussion in Congress will undoubtedly relate to the institutional framework and autonomy of regulatory agencies, specifically the National Commission of Hydrocarbons (CNH) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).
Mexico Institute and Letras Libres co-publish Perceptions and Misconceptions in U.S.-Mexico Relations
These articles are based on research done by Steven Dudley for "Civil Society, the Government and the Development of Citizen Security" as part of a joint project on civic engagement in Mexico by the Mexico Institute and the Justice in Mexico Project.
Whole Nations Waiting: Trade sets records, but congestion threatens competitiveness.-Mexico Institute in the News
Chris Wilson, Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Erik Lee write about the U.S.-Mexico trade partnership.
Informal collaborative methods are typical of the border region, in which citizens and local authorities must resolve daily problems by going beyond the official frameworks provided by their national governments.