The Wilson Center's Eric Olson discusses how the results of Mexico's presidential election will impact the drug wars, the country's changing economic picture and U.S.-Mexico relations on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show.
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is deeply saddened by the violence that this weekend took the lives of dozens of Mexicans and, for the first time, of Americans connected to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. In keeping with the Mexico Institute's goal to promote greater understanding between our two countries, today we re-launch our Security Cooperation Portal, covering joint efforts to confront organized crime and to strengthen the rule of law in the United States and Mexico.
Duncan Wood's remarks on the future of U.S.-Mexico relations were quoted in The News. “Looking forward to the next six years of the relationship between (the U.S. and Mexican) governments, there is the potential for an extremely fruitful relationship on energy issues.”
The scholars will each spend a period of six-months residence in Washington, D.C. at the Woodrow Wilson Center. They will work on their own research projects and be available to participate in conferences, seminars, and meetings on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations while in Washington. On their return to Mexico, they will serve as a key resource on U.S. politics and Mexico-U.S. relations.
This article is in Spanish. Eric Olson, associate director of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, told CNNMéxico that "there is still no resolution on the issue, so first time Mexico should not conclude that U.S. policy has changed. No we are at that point yet." • This article also appeared on ElPeriodicodeMexico.com and ElManana.com.
Mexican Migration to the United States: Underlying Economic Factors and Possible Scenarios for Future Flows
In this report we examine some economic factors that have influenced migration flows from Mexico to the United States, for the purpose of constructing scenarios on how such flows could evolve in the near term. Throughout our analysis, we look at three different periods in the recent history of migration from Mexico to the United States: 1990 to 2000; 2000 to 20007; and a third period corresponding to the global economic crisis and its aftermath.
Economists Chris Wilson, Associate at the Mexico Institute, and Erik Lee point out that "the United States and Mexico do not just sell goods to one another, they actually work together to manufacture them."