While there have been instances of cooperation between the United States and Mexico in the past, the Mérida Initiative marks the first time Mexico has asked for U.S. assistance to strengthen its institutional capacity to respond to organized crime.
Daughter of Mexico drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman held in San Diego on immigration charge-Mexico Institute in the News
“You kind of surmise that there’s some family connection back to Southern California,” Eric Olson, associate director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute said of the daughter’s arrest. This article also appeared on Washington Post, FOX News, ABC News, NPR, and other news outlets.
The Local Educational and Regional Economic Foundations of Violence: An Analysis of Homicide Rates across Mexico’s Municipalities
Examining 2010 homicide rates across Mexico’s 2455 municipalities, Matthew Ingram offers a subnational and spatial study of the patterns and sources of violence.
The task force was created to recommend policy options to the President and lawmakers and is expected to release its full report this Fall. Remarks from task force members came during the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute & the Pacific Council on International Policy panel discussion Monday on how to change U.S. policy to address the region’s growth
In this Expert Take Luis Rubio and Luis de la Calle discuss Mexico's Middle Class in the context of recent CONEVAl and INEGI statistics on poverty.