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Mexico Institute in the News: Phone Tapping Scandal Envelops Mexican Ruling Party Candidate

Josefina Vazquez Mota is defensive after a recording was leaked of supposedly her accusing the government of recording her.

Mexico's Democratic Challenges: Politics, Government, and Society

Only a decade ago, Mexico saw the end of seventy years of single-party hegemonic rule and the first free and fair election in its history. How has the country evolved since then, and what is the status of its democracy today? In this comprehensive new collection intended for use in undergraduate courses a group of distinguished scholars examines recent political developments in Mexico—including its 2006 election and the breakdown in consensus that nearly resulted—in order to assess the progress of its democratization. Focusing on transformations in Mexico's evolving political party system, institutions in transition, and the changing nature of state-society relations, contributors to this book discuss the challenges that Mexican democracy faces today as well as the potential it has for further change in the near future.

New Book: Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Latin American Program staff members Joseph S. Tulchin and Andrew D. Selee, along with Philip Oxhorn, present a new book that studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. For more information, see our Latin American Program Books page.

Face to Face (PODER)-Mexico Institute in the News

This article is in Spanish. This article in PODER quotes Duncan Wood on US-Mexico relations. • PDF is attached.

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