On March 2, 2010, Alfredo Achar Tussie, founder and chairman of Comex, and Miguel Mancera Aguayo, former governor of the Bank of Mexico, received the internationally prestigious Woodrow Wilson Awards at a ceremony held in Mexico City. Two of Mexico's most distinguished and deserving leaders, they join a select international circle of recipients from government, business, science, the arts, and beyond, who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life of those in their own communities and beyond. Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member Eduardo Cepeda served as dinner chair. More information can be found here.
This article is in Spanish. The meeting between President-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto and President Barack Obama, the U.S. could lead to a new tone of bilateral dialogue "that focuses on issues beyond security," said Andrew Selee, Mexico Program director and vice president of the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Andrew Selee, vice president for programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. is comments on the nature of the relationship during a luncheon with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Interios Secretary Alejandro Poire.
On February 27, the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, in conjunction with Letras Libres magazine, convened journalists, diplomats, and businesspeople from Mexico and the United States at a conference exploring how both countries view and interact with each other.
Educational authorities are currently too far removed from the classroom. There is no precise methodology to supervise what goes on inside the classroom of the more than 273,000 schools every day, and the administrative protocols manage poorly the flow of the information back to Mexico City.
Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s Telenovela President: Enrique Peña Nieto’s Saga of Scandal, Gaffes, and Connections
The personal life of Mexico's next president, Enrique Peña Nieto, reads like a telenovela script. It could be called "Because you know me," which was his campaign slogan, as the personal affairs of Mexico's next president have become public...The Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.
The two most important ways that migration influences development in Mexico is through remittances and labor markets. Mexico is the largest recipient of remittances in Latin America, with remittances totaling $22 billion (about 2.5% of GDP) in 2010. Focusing on labor markets, existing research suggests that between 1990 and 2000 migration increased wages by 8% in Mexico with more pronounced effects among less-educated workers.