A polling expert says Mexico’s youth voters turned out in record numbers for the recent presidential election but their ballots didn’t boost Enrique Pena Nieto to victory. His assessment came during a Woodrow Wilson Center panel analyzing the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election results. Mexico’s Electoral Authority confirmed Pena Nieto the winner of the July 1st election with just over 38 percent of the vote Friday.
Wilson Center, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations Launch Joint Scholars' Program on U.S.-Mexico Relations
WASHINGTON—The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations held a press conference today announcing their strategic alliance to launch a Joint Scholars' Program. The institutions will bring preeminent scholars to Washington to conduct research projects on U.S.-Mexico relations at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Few relationships, if any, matter more to the United States than the one it shares with its southern neighbor. Mexico is a vital trading partner, a source of heritage for millions of Americans, a neighbor in an uncertain world, and a partner on numerous global challenges. In this CONTEXT interview, we explore this important relationship through the eyes of former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico.
“They are talking seriously about allowing private investment in the oil sector in general, [but] they want the state to retain control. So what that actually means in reality is very tough to work out,” he said. “Because retaining control could be legislative, regulatory; it could be the dominant player. No one is quite sure what that means.”
Andrew Selee comments on the U.S.-Mexico border for KPCC Radio.