“After 12 years of gridlock, you now have a way of negotiating between the parties that enables legislative progress,” says Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. “It has become the central negotiating mechanism for Mexican politics today.”
New report by Dolia Estévez on the conference that took place October 7-8, 2007 in El Paso, Texas.
The two Americans who were wounded when gunmen fired on an American Embassy vehicle last week were Central Intelligence Agency employees sent as part of a multiagency effort to bolster Mexican efforts to fight drug traffickers, officials said on Tuesday...The Mexico Institute's Eric L. Olson comments.
Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican election could mean drug war strategy shift, U.S. officials say
Dealing with deep drug war wounds is a top issue on Mexico's presidential campaign trail, but the election results could have an impact on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, comments.
El Instituto México del Woodrow Wilson Center y el Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI) anuncian la apertura de la Convocatoria para el Programa De Estancias De Investigacion Academica En Politicas Públicas
In this report, we first survey the causes for the rise of violent crime in Mexico, and the Northern Triangle of Central America. We then look at the US policy response to date. We conclude by offering a few suggestions on how the US policy response could be significantly improved in the short and medium term to respond better to the underlying challenges that the countries of the region are facing, problems in which our own country is deeply implicated.
This year’s presidential election will be particularly interesting because of what is at stake. Mexico’s young democracy is at an important crossroads.