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President Peña Nieto’s Security Strategy - The Expert Take

Today Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto announced his government’s much anticipated security strategy to a nation exhausted and traumatized by six years of devastating violence and skyrocketing crime. In his statement he committed to heed the mandate of Mexican citizens in the last election calling for a country at peace and based on “respect and protection of human rights.”

Bioenergy Potential in Northern Mexico

This report recognizes the growing potential for bioenergy, which has attracted public and private sector interest in recent years. It has become clear that Mexico’s land and labor costs make the cross-border trade in renewable energy an exciting and potentially highly profitable sector. Of bioenergy feedstocks, municipal solid waste may represent the greatest potential for growth in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico transborder region.

Initiative aids Juárez along road to recovery - Mexico Insitute in the News

Diana Villers Negroponte prepared a 2010 working paper on "Pillar IV of 'Beyond Merida' " for the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

GAO Report Finds Merida Initiative Needs Better Performance Measures

On July 21st, the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released a report assessing the Merida Initiative—a security cooperation program that guides U.S.-Mexico collaboration to confront organized crime and drug trafficking organizations.

Mexico Institute in the News: Sempra Energy gains speed on Mexico wind energy plant

An area in Mexico called La Rumorosa has strong wind a San Diego company plans on using for electricity.

Mexico Institute in the News: Researchers Call for New Tactics in Drug Abuse Fight

Current U.S. drug policy is proving insufficient in shrinking the damage caused by drug abuse, but promising alternative approaches could lead to improved results, according to an article in the summer 2012 edition of Issues in Science and Technology.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Presidential Frontrunner Draws Crowds, And Protests

Enrique Peña Nieto draws crowds and protests, the Mexico Institute's Eric Olson explains his appeal.

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