Yale University Conference: The State of Mexico's Democracy: Obstacles to Consolidation

On Tuesday, May 1st, Yale University will host a conference on "The State of Mexico's Democracy: Obstacles to Consolidation" in New Haven, Connecticut.

Transnational Crime in Mexico and Central America: Its Evolution and Role in International Migraiton

The growth of organized crime in Mexico and Central America has led to an increase in violence and insecurity across the region, posing challenges to citizens, public security forces, and travelers. Migrants crossing the region are especially vulnerable.

Mexican Military Seen as Best Option Against Cartels (The Texas Tribune)-Mexico Institute in the News

Eric Olson, a senior associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., said Peña Nieto has acknowledged that there is no “magic wand” solution, but that the president-elect continues to search for alternatives.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto faces challenge of bringing old-style party into new age

Peña Nieto was born in a hospital in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood but grew up in Atlacomulco, about a 90-minute drive northwest of the capital. In interviews with residents and friends here who have known him for more than a decade, two depictions of him emerged. Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.

NOTICIAS Winter 2014

The newsletter of the Latin American Program, Brazil Institute, and Mexico Institute

Op-ed: Mexican drug cartels less cohesive, more violent

The Mexican government, supported by U.S. intelligence, has succeeded in arresting many of the top leaders of the trafficking organizations and making it harder for them to operate. Today these groups are probably far less cohesive than they once were, but that has also made them much more violent.



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